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New training for hygienists could expand access to dental care

BOSTON — Elderly and low-income residents are not getting adequate dental care, according to health care and anti-poverty advocates, and it’s costing the state big bucks. A coalition of advocacy ... read more

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States Could Expand Dental Care Access with Midlevel Providers

One solution to state oral health care provider shortages is giving dentists greater discretion to use dental therapists and dental hygienists. Lawmakers in Connecticut and Georgia have so far failed ... read more

Report highlights promising models that expand dental care

A report studying the effectiveness of three strategies that were used to expand dental health care makes the case that using mid-level oral health practitioners could be an ... practice dental ... read more

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Winthrop hygienist among those trying to expand dental services in Maine

To help expand access to dental care in Maine, University of New England started a dental school, which graduated its first class just last year. Hygienists, though, say they are well-prepared to ... read more

Compromise Would Use Dental Therapists To Expand Access To Oral Health Care In Mass.

Lawmakers believe they have landed a deal to create a new mid-level dental therapist ... struck between dentists, hygienists, health care advocates and lawmakers could resolve a long-simmering policy ... read more

Committee recommends creating new dental practitioner job to expand access to care in Massachusetts

A legislative committee has given a positive recommendation to a bill that would create a new ... "dental hygiene practitioners," who could perform certain common dental procedures under a dentist's ... read more

For underserved patients, hygienists treating cavities is something to smile about

She joined two dozen other dental hygiene educators and dentists Saturday for a two-day training program conducted ... can be filled permanently. The new procedure is part of a broader initiative to ... read more

Worcester state senator presses for way to expand access to dental care

Chandler said a bill creating a new level of dental hygienist to provide routine care for low-income people will save the ... These practitioners could provide basic dental procedures in a nonclinical ... read more

Bill aims to expand dental access in rural N.D.

Dental ... that could offer training in advanced dental therapy to hygienists interested in working in North Dakota. Holman said the dental association is backing several other bills to improve access ... read more

Dental hygienists could gain flexibility under new bill

Legislation under consideration could give Indiana dental hygienists more freedom ... If approved, it would broaden opportunities for people to receive dental care, because hygienists would not have ... read more

N.H. Still Struggling To Meet Kids' Oral Hygiene Needs

With additional training, advocates say new dental hygiene practitioners could expand access to oral health care, especially in rural and low-income communities. Under the supervision of a dentist, ... read more

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