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.
Part of an infographic series commemorating the tenth anniversary of dental therapists practicing in Alaska.
Today’s medical care team makes good use of mid-level providers such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and community health workers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.