Dental Therapy Resource Guide

Tooth Decay is the leading chronic disease in children — more common than asthma.

Each year, more than 16.5 million children don’t receive dental care.

That’s more than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago combined.

Access to routine dental care should be a right, not a privilege.

We need more dental professionals especially those who reflect the communities they serve.

The dental workforce also needs to expand, adding – dental therapists – to the dental team.

That way, all children and families can get high-quality, affordable dental care where they live.