What the Decision to Accredit Dental Therapy Programs Means for Kansas
The Commission on Dental Accreditation, or CODA, voted to approve accreditation standards for dental therapy educational programs.
A review of the global literature on dental therapists
An extensive review of the literature documenting care provided by dental therapists and clinical outcomes worldwide indicates that they offer safe, effective dental care to children.
A review of the global literature on dental therapists – Executive Summary
This executive summary documents evidence that dental therapists can effectively expand access to dental care, especially for children, and is technically competent, safe and effective.
Alaska Dental Therapist Program: RTI Evaluation Report
An evaluation of the Dental Health Aide Therapist Workforce model in Alaska.
Training New Dental Health Providers in the U.S. – Full Report
This 52 page report explores the interest and need to establish new midlevel dental providers in the U.S. The genesis of this interest is concern about access to care for underserved populations whose higher oral disease rates and unmet oral care needs are well documented.
Help Wanted: A Policy Maker’s Guide to New Dental Providers
This full report reviews steps that policymakers may consider to improve oral health access for underserved communities.
Help Wanted: A Policy Maker’s Guide to New Dental Providers (Issue Brief)
The issue brief Help Wanted: A Policy Maker’s Guide to New Dental Providers is a summary of the full report.
Community-Based Oral Health Programs: A Need and Plan for Evaluation
Based on a review of program evaluations and interviews with community-based oral health experts, program administrators, providers, policymakers, and researchers.