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.
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"
Bonnie Johnson is part of a new wave of front-line dental professionals who are dramatically improving the way dental care is delivered.
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?
Mid-level providers are critical to expanding access to dental care. Working with dentists and hygienists they help provide preventive and routine dental services, oral health education and a dental home in underserved communities.
Dr. Frank Catalanotto explains how dental therapists can help dentists serve Medicaid patients.
Today’s medical care team makes good use of mid-level providers such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and community health workers.