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Oral Health in America: Removing the Stain of Disparity

Oral Health in America details inequities to an oral health care system that disproportionately affects the poor, those without insurance, underrepresented and underserved communities, the disabled, and senior citizens.

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How Dental Therapists Can Fill The Growing Dental Divide: A Funders Guide

The gap between those who have access to dental care and those who don’t can be narrowed. The opportunity to close the gap is within reach.

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Dental Utilization for Communities Served by Dental Therapists in Alaska’s Yukon Kuskokwim Delta: Findings from an Observational Quantitative Study

In this retrospective program evaluation there were two goals: to examine whether dental utilization rates in Alaska Native communities were associated with the number of Dental Therapist treatment days; and to quantify differences in dental utilization rates between communities.

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Naomi Petrie: A Dental Therapist Profile

The dental workforce also needs to expand, adding mid-level providers – dental therapists – to the dental team.

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Matthew Thorpe – Dental Access Now!

Matthew Thorpe, Columbus resident, shares his story of the difficulties of getting dental care while homeless.

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Working with Dental Therapists – Jeff Bartleson | Children’s Dental Services

Jeff Bartleson, manager of a Minnesota dental clinic, talks about the acceptance of dental therapists in Minnesota, the use of a dental therapist in his office, and the future of dental therapy.

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Dr. Donald Berwick discusses the successes and promise of including Dental Therapists on the Oral Health team

This videotaped message from Dr. Donald Berwick, Senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, was presented on January 23, 2017 within the Community Catalyst Dental Access Project webinar: "Patient Health: How dental therapists can improve health outcomes"