Alaska’s dental therapists are bringing back smiles
As part of a community-led solution from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, dental therapists are filling the unmet oral health needs in Alaska. Meet Conan Murat, one of the first dental therapists in Alaska.
A smart solution to Washington’s dental health care crisis
Too many Washington children, adults and seniors have no access to routine and preventive dental health care. Dentists and leaders speak up for mid-level dental health care providers for Washington State.
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.
Excellent Training Effective Supervision – Preparing Dental Therapists to Work with Patients
This video provides an overview of the education and training dental therapists receive.
A review of the global literature on dental therapists
An extensive review of the literature documenting care provided by dental therapists and clinical outcomes worldwide indicates that they offer safe, effective dental care to children.
Training New Dental Health Providers in the U.S. – Full Report
This 52 page report explores the interest and need to establish new midlevel dental providers in the U.S. The genesis of this interest is concern about access to care for underserved populations whose higher oral disease rates and unmet oral care needs are well documented.
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.