Valerie Davidson: The Impact of Dental Therapists in Alaska
Access to routine dental care should be a right, not a privilege.
Naomi Petrie: A Dental Therapist Profile
The dental workforce also needs to expand, adding mid-level providers – dental therapists – to the dental team.
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.
Working with Dental Therapists — Dr. Frank Catalanotto | Pew
Dr. Frank Catalanotto explains how dental therapists can help dentists serve Medicaid patients.
Working with Dental Therapists – Dental Therapist Christy Jo Fogarty | Pew
Christy Jo Fogarty, an advanced dental therapist at a non-profit clinic in Minnesota, describes working with patients and how she interacts with her supervising dentist.
Economic Viability of Dental Therapists
This report assesses the economic viability of services provided by practicing midlevel dental providers in the U.S. and shows that they are expanding preventive dental care to people who need it most: children and those who can't afford care.
Meeting a need: A dental therapist’s perspective
Alaska dental health aide therapist Aurora Johnson explains why she chose to become a dental therapist, the benefits to the community approach to oral health, and working within the scope of practice.
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.