How Dental Therapists Can Fill The Growing Dental Divide: A Funders Guide
The gap between those who have access to dental care and those who don’t can be narrowed. The opportunity to close the gap is within reach.
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.
Matthew Thorpe – Dental Access Now!
Matthew Thorpe, Columbus resident, shares his story of the difficulties of getting dental care while homeless.
Dr. Donald Berwick discusses the successes and promise of including Dental Therapists on the Oral Health team
This videotaped message from Dr. Donald Berwick, Senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, was presented on January 23, 2017 within the Community Catalyst Dental Access Project webinar: "Patient Health: How dental therapists can improve health outcomes"
You don’t need to be a dentist to fill a cavity
Reason.com's Eric Boehm writes that midlevel 'dental therapists' can care for underserved Medicaid patents—but dentists see competition.
Columbus Dispatch: Many older adults can’t afford to see a dentist and suffer the consequences of poor oral health
Access to dental care is the No.1 unmet health need for low income adults in Ohio, said David Maywhoor, director of Universal Health Care Action Network Ohio’s program to increase access to dental care.
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.