dental therapist

How to reach patients in need
How to reach patients in needDental therapists are serving patients who might not have access to a doctor.
Addressing the gap in dental delivery care for all Americans
Addressing the gap in dental delivery care for all AmericansAccording to New analysis from The Pew Charitable Trust’s Dental Campaign, these communities enjoy fewer dental visits and preventative treatment than the white population and suffer more untreated tooth decay and tooth loss.
Debate over role of dental therapists flares up in Washington state
Debate over role of dental therapists flares up in Washington stateThe Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, a Puget Sound-based tribe, recently hired a therapist as an act of tribal sovereignty. The move has drawn a lot of attention.
CODA standards provide uniformity, legitimacy to dental therapy
CODA standards provide uniformity, legitimacy to dental therapyPeople who don’t have access to dental professionals – or can’t afford to see one – are going to have better opportunities now, thanks to national guidelines that will introduce a new type of dental professional.
CODA grants dental school's request for dental therapy education programs

We wrote an article back in March covering this topic and received a lot of feedback from those who expressed a need for dental therapy education standards and also those who are strongly opposed to this mid-level practitioner concept. Now that CODA has voted to establish accreditation standards for dental therapy education programs what do you think? Read the full press release below.