The Grand Forks Herald says the writing is on the wall: "Mid-level dental practitioners are going to be part of North Dakota's future."
Dr. Frank Catalanotto explains how dental therapists can help dentists serve Medicaid patients.
Dr. Mary Williard explains how using remote supervision by a dentist allows these practitioners to reach more people in rural areas.
Christy Jo Fogarty, an advanced dental therapist at a non-profit clinic in Minnesota, describes working with patients and how she interacts with her supervising dentist.
An extensive review of the literature documenting care provided by dental therapists and clinical outcomes worldwide indicates that they offer safe, effective dental care to children.
Based on a review of program evaluations and interviews with community-based oral health experts, program administrators, providers, policymakers, and researchers.