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

Dental therapists — a midlevel provider similar to a physician assistant or nurse practitioner — will be a new, licensed profession in Arizona. Arizona is the seventh U.S. state to allow dental therap... read more

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Created ... of dental provider has stalled at the Arizona Legislature. Similar to physician assistants, dental therapists operate under the supervision of licensed dentists and can perform minor denta... read more

Dental therapist proposal remains controversial

Training for the therapists would cover a narrower range of topics than dental school and they would perform a more limited scope of procedures such as oral examinations, fillings, extractions and cro... read more

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State dentists lobby is blocking low-cost care

Dental therapists are vastly cheaper to train and employ than dentists. Bracken Killpack, 32, the state association's executive director, said he believes therapists can pose risks to a patient becaus... read more

Their view: A proven solution to improving dental access

This includes Minnesota, where a law passed in 2009 ... have now hired dental therapists. To provide more background, dental therapists are trained and skilled in routine care like filling cavities, p... read more

They’re not dentists. Would you let them fill your cavities?

Fogarty, a dental hygienist for 13 years before training to become a dental therapist, said her work includes fillings, temporary crowns and extractions ... Proposals also are being considered in Ariz... read more

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Arizona is about to get a new type of dental professional

Dental therapists are seen by supporters as a way of addressing Arizona's oral health needs by doing a limited scope of dental procedures such as fillings, extractions and crowns at a lower ... said t... read more

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