Veterans Need Congress And The VA To Unlock Access To Dental Care And Hire Dental Therapists

Veterans Need Congress And The VA To Unlock Access To Dental Care And Hire Dental Therapists

While serving as dental director for the Cincinnati Health Department, I led a nonprofit dental clinic that was among the largest in the nation to serve people facing homelessness, many of whom were U.S. veterans, like myself.
Expert panel: Dental therapy can help undo racism in oral health care

Expert panel: Dental therapy can help undo racism in oral health care

As the COVID-19 pandemic exposed, racial disparities and inequities in our health system run deep. When it comes to dental health, people of color and those with low incomes face the steepest hurdles to getting care.
Webinar Explains How State Dental Therapy Laws Can Advance Equity

Webinar Explains How State Dental Therapy Laws Can Advance Equity

Federal and state leaders are increasingly recognizing dental therapy as a cost-effective solution to expand access to oral health care. In 2020, the first dental therapy program was accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental...
A conversation with dental therapists on improving oral health care

A conversation with dental therapists on improving oral health care

In a webinar, dental therapists from three different states share experiences joining a dental team. Their diverse stories highlight how the profession is an effective solution to bring oral health care to more people and also improve care in other ways.
Even More Groups Join the Movement to Support Dental Therapy

Even More Groups Join the Movement to Support Dental Therapy

More than 130 groups are united by their belief that dental therapy is an equity-focused, cost-effective means of addressing a lack of dental care for far too many people across the U.S.
How dental therapy is an economic “game-changer” for communities

How dental therapy is an economic “game-changer” for communities

A recent webinar highlighted the economic benefits of dental therapy. Experts from a range of perspectives shared a similar message that it is a cost-effective solution to close gaps in access to dental care.