How Dental Therapists Can Fill The Growing Dental Divide: A Funders Guide
The gap between those who have access to dental care and those who don’t can be narrowed. The opportunity to close the gap is within reach.
Alaska’s dental therapists are bringing back smiles
As part of a community-led solution from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, dental therapists are filling the unmet oral health needs in Alaska. Meet Conan Murat, one of the first dental therapists in Alaska.
Dental Health Aide Therapists: Investing in Our People
Learn how tribal communities in Alaska brought dental therapists to their communities and the health and financial impact it has had.
A smart solution to Washington’s dental health care crisis
Too many Washington children, adults and seniors have no access to routine and preventive dental health care. Dentists and leaders speak up for mid-level dental health care providers for Washington State.
My Daughter’s DHAT story
Former ANTHC member Valerie Davidson recounts the positive impact of dental therapists on the oral health habits of her 6-year-old daughter.
Adding Dental Therapists to the Dental Team – Yvette Joseph
Yvette Joseph, a member of the Colville Tribe, discusses oral health access issues in rural Washington.
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.
Alaska Dental Therapist Program: Evaluation Summary
The first major independent evaluation of the Alaska dental therapist program found that dental therapists in Alaska are providing safe, competent, appropriate dental services.