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."
Mid-Level Dental Providers: Expanding Care to Every Community
Mid-level providers are critical to expanding access to dental care. Working with dentists and hygienists they help provide preventive and routine dental services, oral health education and a dental home in underserved communities.
Building a Better Future: Working with Communities to Improve Oral Health
From 1930 when rural children in Michigan first received dental care at school as a result of MCHP to 2011 with dental therapists in Alaska, innovative approaches for improving dental health are rooted in partnership with communities.
Providing evidence for expanding the dental care workforce – Overview
A review of more than 1,100 documents on dental care provided all over the world indicates that mid-level providers such as dental therapists could greatly expand access to care, especially for 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.