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You don’t need to be a dentist to fill a cavity

Reason.com's Eric Boehm writes that midlevel 'dental therapists' can care for underserved Medicaid patents—but dentists see competition.

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Columbus Dispatch: Many older adults can’t afford to see a dentist and suffer the consequences of poor oral health

Access to dental care is the No.1 unmet health need for low income adults in Ohio, said David Maywhoor, director of Universal Health Care Action Network Ohio’s program to increase access to dental care.

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Seattle Times Editorial: Expand coverage with dental therapists and Medicaid reimbursements

State lawmakers shouldn’t choose between paying dentists higher rates for treating Medicaid or licensing dental therapists. They should do both.

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Indian Country Today: Native Solutions for Oral Health

Limited access to dental care is causing pain and disease. What can American Indians do to bring dental care to their communities? This special edition of Indian Country Today highlights native solutions to the oral health crisis such as dental health aide therapists.

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PBS NewsHour: Millions of Americans Face Life Without Dental Care

First of two televised PBS NewsHour stories on America's dental care crisis. The lack of access to dental care is a problem that affects millions of Americans. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.