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Uncovering New Mexico’s Dental Disease Crisis

New Mexico’s dental crisis affects kids statewide. No child deserves to be in dental pain.

You don’t need to be a dentist to fill a cavity's Eric Boehm writes that midlevel 'dental therapists' can care for underserved Medicaid patents—but dentists see competition.

Dental Therapists Are Right for Vermont

Adding DHATs to VT will help with the economy and with access for people in VT. There are already places to train them.

Children Most at Risk for Oral Disease

Dental disease is the number one chronic illness among children in America. Poor children and children of color are disproportionately affected.

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.