Tribal Resolutions of Support for Dental Therapists
This is a ZIP folder of 17 tribal resolutions of support for dental therapists.
Map: Tribal Resolutions of Support For Dental Therapy
Where Native tribes and organizations have passed resolutions of support for Dental Health Aide Therapists (March 2016).
Seattle Times (Op-ed): Allow native communities to recruit dental therapists
Washington Sen. McCoy urges state lawmakers to authorize dental therapists to practice.
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.
Dental Health Aide Therapists: Investing in Our People
Learn how tribal communities in Alaska brought dental therapists to their communities and the health and financial impact it has had.
Mid-Level Dental Providers: Expanding Care to Every Community
Mid-level providers are critical to expanding access to dental care. Working with dentists and hygienists they help provide preventive and routine dental services, oral health education and a dental home in underserved communities.
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.
Adding Dental Therapists to the Dental Team – Yvette Joseph
Yvette Joseph, a member of the Colville Tribe, discusses oral health access issues in rural Washington.