You don’t need to be a dentist to fill a cavity
Reason.com's Eric Boehm writes that midlevel 'dental therapists' can care for underserved Medicaid patents—but dentists see competition.
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.
Seattle Times (Op-ed): Allow native communities to recruit dental therapists
Washington Sen. McCoy urges state lawmakers to authorize dental therapists to practice.
State dentists lobby is blocking potential source of low-cost 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.
Marketplace: A push to improve access to dental care
A new bill in Vermont could grow the ranks of people who can provide affordable, high-quality dental care.
Grand Forks Herald Editorial: Evidence grows in favor of dental mid-levels
The Grand Forks Herald says the writing is on the wall: "Mid-level dental practitioners are going to be part of North Dakota's future."
PBS NewsHour: Millions of Americans Face Life Without Dental Care
First of two televised PBS NewsHour stories on America's dental care crisis. The lack of access to dental care is a problem that affects millions of Americans. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.