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June 30, 2021 News DentistryNews

Oregon on Verge of Getting a New Type of Dentist

by Kristian Foden-Vencil, OPB

Oregon is about to get a new type of dentist. A bill to create “dental therapists” has passed Oregon’s House and Senate, and Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign it. “This is a great day for the hundreds of

November 26, 2019 News News

In Alaska, Dental Therapists Seen As Helping To Improve Oral Health

by PEW

Dental therapists working in the Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) Delta region in southwestern Alaska are helping to prevent oral health disease and improve quality of life, according to a new study that examines the views of dental providers and native community members.

August 19, 2019 News News

Backers Of Rural Dental Care Find Something To Smile About

by CityNews

It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success. The biggest

August 30, 2016 News DentalDental CareDentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Therapists Are Being Suggested To Fill The Gap In Dental Care

by The Associated Press

A coalition of more than 50 advocacy groups in Kansas has suggested educating dental therapists to work under the supervision of established dentists to help cover a service gap in the state. Four out of five counties in Kansas don’t

August 8, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPractice Operations

Dental Therapist Programs Require Only Three-Year Program But Are Scrutinized By Many Dentists For Lack Of Training

by Diane Dietz, The Register Guard

Lane Community College is in the vanguard of a movement to create a new kind of dental worker for Oregon inner cities, rural areas, migrant communities and tribal lands, where dental treatment is often scarce. The college recently received a $100,000