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"
On June 1, 2016, Ms. Mary Smith, Principal Deputy Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), issued a letter to Tribal Leaders to initiate a Tribal Consultation to seek input on a policy statement describing the intention of the IHS to create a national Community Health Aide Program.
Reason.com's Eric Boehm writes that midlevel 'dental therapists' can care for underserved Medicaid patents—but dentists see competition.
The Dental Therapist model is ideal for Kansas and its economy. By utilizing dental therapists, we can grow businesses, ensure that Kansans have access to regular dental care and save money.
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.
Dental health for the poor is a big problem in Washington state. Some see dental therapists as a route to less expensive care. But the powerful state dentists association has thwarted efforts to allow the therapists.