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2021 Supplement

Perspectives on the Midlevel Practitioner

2021 Supplement


As Minnesota celebrates 10 years of dental therapy, Perspectives on the Midlevel Practitioner is thrilled to offer its 8th edition in 2021. This edition showcases the growth achieved in dental therapy from expanding numbers of dental therapists in Minnesota to new legislation authorizing the profession in Oregon. Get an inside glimpse at the evidence supporting the implementation of this midlevel practitioner and the efforts of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association to improve the oral health of all Americans.

Evidence-Based Support for Dental Therapy

Dispelling Myths About Dental Therapy

Advocates need to know how to refute misinformation in the efforts to improve access to care with this provider.
By Frank Catalanotto, DMD

Dental Therapy Milestone

The Minnesota model of care continues to improve access to care for the state’s vulnerable populations.
By Colleen M. Brickle, EdD, RDH

Regulatory Report

Through two dental pilot programs, the state moves closer to full utilization of dental therapists.
By Amy Coplen, RDH, EPDH, MS; Gail Aamodt, RDH, EPDH, MS; and Lisa Rowley, RDH, MS

 

Update from the ADHA

The national organization representing dental hygienists is working diligently to make important changes regarding access to care and license portability.
By Ann Lynch

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