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Indian Country Today: Native Solutions for Oral Health

Limited access to dental care is causing pain and disease. What can American Indians do to bring dental care to their communities? This special edition of Indian Country Today highlights native solutions to the oral health crisis such as dental health aide therapists.

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.