Reason.com's Eric Boehm writes that midlevel 'dental therapists' can care for underserved Medicaid patents—but dentists see competition.
Adding DHATs to VT will help with the economy and with access for people in VT. There are already places to train them.
Dental disease is the number one chronic illness among children in America. Poor children and children of color are disproportionately affected.
Alaska dental health aide therapist Aurora Johnson explains why she chose to become a dental therapist, the benefits to the community approach to oral health, and working within the scope of practice.