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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

Dental hygienists can use newer type of fluoride with patients, Board of Dentistry votes

On Friday, the Montana Board of Dentistry voted to allow dental hygienists with advanced training ... care. The Montana Legislature passed a bill regarding the LAP permit in 2003, but the new ... read more

Early action sought on dental-therapist bill

Instead, he said, "it's my dental ... hygienist and dentist -- that they say will expand access to dental care, particularly for children and seniors. "We're wanting them to raise the bar and get to ... read more

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Hannah Brekke: Expand options for dental care

You call dental practices who say that they’re sorry, but they cannot treat your severe dental pain because they are not taking on new Medicaid ... are licensed oral care professionals who perform ... read more

Dental hygiene practitioners empowered under Senate budget rider

"This amendment allows us to expand care ... this new provider group dentists will be able to enhance their earnings and allow them to treat more underserved people." Because of the training and ... read more

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