Oral Health Equity Starts with Accessible Education

Oral Health Equity Starts with Accessible Education

The Commission on Dental Accreditation is the entity that accredits all U.S. dental and dental hygiene schools. The standards they adopted for dental therapy education ensure training quality and consistency, while also promoting health equity.
Dental Therapy at the Intersections of Access to Care, Racial and Economic Justice

Dental Therapy at the Intersections of Access to Care, Racial and Economic Justice

New research in the Journal of the American Dental Association explored dental therapy in a region of Alaska. Data shows that dental therapists increase access to oral health care, and effectively complement the dental care team.
Opportunities for Federal Policymakers to Support Dental Therapy

Opportunities for Federal Policymakers to Support Dental Therapy

In a recent webinar, expert panelists highlighted steps that Congress and the Biden administration could take to reduce oral health disparities by leveraging dental therapists.
Dental Therapy is a Free Market Issue

Dental Therapy is a Free Market Issue

In the National Partnership for Dental Therapy’s recent webinar, Dental Therapy: A Free Market Health Care Solution, panelists explained why it’s an ideal bipartisan strategy to improve America’s oral health.
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.