Dental Therapists: Expanding Care to Every Community
Without dental care, many people live in pain, miss school or work, and in extreme cases, develop life-threatening infections. This all could be prevented if we improved access to routine dental care.
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.
Providing evidence for expanding the dental care workforce
The report reviews the history and practice of dental therapists in 54 countries ranging from the United States to Malaysia. According to the report, dental therapists provide technically competent, safe and effective care, while also improving access to care.
The State of Children’s Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter
A report by Pew Center on the States, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and DentaQuest Foundation
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.