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.
Dental Therapists Make Economic Sense
Part of an infographic series commemorating the tenth anniversary of dental therapists practicing in Alaska.
Dental Therapists: Expanding the Dental Workforce
Today’s medical care team makes good use of mid-level providers such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and community health workers.
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.
Building a Better Future: Working with Communities to Improve Oral Health
From 1930 when rural children in Michigan first received dental care at school as a result of MCHP to 2011 with dental therapists in Alaska, innovative approaches for improving dental health are rooted in partnership with communities.
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.
Providing evidence for expanding the dental care workforce – Overview
A review of more than 1,100 documents on dental care provided all over the world indicates that mid-level providers such as dental therapists could greatly expand access to care, especially for children.