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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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Alaska’s dental therapists are bringing back smiles

As part of a community-led solution from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, dental therapists are filling the unmet oral health needs in Alaska. Meet Conan Murat, one of the first dental therapists in Alaska.

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Why Are Dental Therapy Programs A Good Fit For Community Colleges?

Questions addressed in this fact sheet include (but are not limited to): How do dental therapists increase access to oral health in underserved communities? Why are dental therapy programs a good fit for community colleges? What value do dental therapists bring to communities?

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Providing evidence for expanding the dental care workforce – Overview

A review of more than 1,100 documents on dental care provided all over the world indicates that mid-level providers such as dental therapists could greatly expand access to care, especially for children.

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A review of the global literature on dental therapists – Executive Summary

This executive summary documents evidence that dental therapists can effectively expand access to dental care, especially for children, and is technically competent, safe and effective.

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Oral Health Quality Improvement in the Age of Accountability

A new report funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Institute outlines an approach to expand the oral health quality improvement effort through data collection, accountability and new ways of delivering oral health care.

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An Assessment of Oral Health on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

An assessment of the oral health of 292 Oglala Lakota residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota looks at dental issues, periodontal disease, oral lesions and need for dental care.