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Arizona law creates dental therapists to handle fillings, extractions and crowns

Arizona is the seventh U.S. state to allow dental therapy as a profession ... The law says that for someone to become a dental therapist, they must first be licensed as a dental hygienist and graduate ... read more

Proposed bill would allow 'dental therapists' to perform dental procedures

"We are not a silver bullet for helping access to dental care, but we are a great tool," said Christy Jo Fogarty, a dental therapist in Minnesota, which in 2009 became the first state to broadly ... a... read more

Season for Sharing: Gabriel's Angels offers a safe space for at-risk students to learn

Scottie, a seventh ... a therapy dog and child strong enough to break the cycle of violence and allow for teaching core behaviors," she said. "The continual visits from the therapy dog enable this lea... read more

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Michigan Lawmakers, Concerned About Growing Lack of Access to Dental Care in the State, May Soon Allow Dental Therapists to Practice

Michigan could become the next in a growing list of states to authorize the use of midlevel dental practitioners, called dental therapists, to improve access to oral health care in the state’s many .. ... read more


Dentist PAC donated $4M to political campaigns

Dentists are fixing more than teeth — they’ve also become a powerful ... one of the top donors to state legislative campaigns and political parties. The Empire Dental PAC was listed as the ninth large... read more

AbbVie's bitter pill | Skilled nursing gets swanky | Hospital price transparency

Medical extras include an in-house pharmacy and testing laboratories and seven-day-a-week physical and occupational therapy ... and CEO of Delta Dental of Minnesota; Vice Chair Allan Allford, presiden... read more

Rural health care gaps complicate pregnancies for New Mexico women

The state has some programs available to train and retain more providers in rural, underserved areas. But those programs rely on state appropriations. Dr. Daniel Derksen, director of the Arizona ... a ... read more

Federalism in the Age of Trump

This is what federalism in the age of ... the state level but authorized by the federal tax code, allow families to set aside money, tax-free, to cover the cost of higher education. They already funct... read more

Pathway to Health makes Christmas merry for thousands

The streets of downtown Phoenix, in the US state of Arizona were ... service of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, to open the doors at 7 a.m. Since 2014, Your Best Pathway to Health h... read more

Arizona is about to get a new type of dental professional

Dental therapists — a midlevel provider similar to a physician assistant or nurse practitioner — will become a new profession in Arizona on Aug. 3. Arizona is the seventh state in the U.S. to allow de... read more

New iPad app for digital textbooks excites Clark County schools

The goal eventually is to allow students to bring their own electronic devices to school to take notes, complete assignments and tests, and even take high-stakes state exams such ... respiratory thera... read more

Momentum increases in states to expand dental workforce

With growing momentum to allow midlevel professionals ... For more than 125 million Americans, basic dental care is out of reach. But there’s a solution that can help: dental therapy. Alaska in 2004 b... read more



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