Working with Dental Therapists – Jeff Bartleson | Children’s Dental Services
Jeff Bartleson, manager of a Minnesota dental clinic, talks about the acceptance of dental therapists in Minnesota, the use of a dental therapist in his office, and the future of dental therapy.
Seattle Times (Op-ed): Allow native communities to recruit dental therapists
Washington Sen. McCoy urges state lawmakers to authorize dental therapists to practice.
Seattle Times Editorial: Expand coverage with dental therapists and Medicaid reimbursements
State lawmakers shouldn’t choose between paying dentists higher rates for treating Medicaid or licensing dental therapists. They should do both.
Grand Forks Herald Editorial: Evidence grows in favor of dental mid-levels
The Grand Forks Herald says the writing is on the wall: "Mid-level dental practitioners are going to be part of North Dakota's future."
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.
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.
A review of the global literature on dental therapists – Executive Summary
This executive summary documents evidence that dental therapists can effectively expand access to dental care, especially for children, and is technically competent, safe and effective.
Alaska Dental Therapist Program: Evaluation Summary
The first major independent evaluation of the Alaska dental therapist program found that dental therapists in Alaska are providing safe, competent, appropriate dental services.
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.
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.