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Dental Therapists Gaining Traction as Oral Health Providers

Dental therapists have gained recognition as oral health providers who can perform basic clinical dental treatment and preventive services in a variety of settings. They may work in private offices and at community-based clinics, often in rural areas. As members of a team, dental therapists provide services such as restorative dental treatment, disease prevention and … Continued

Changes for Nurse Practitioners in VA Facilities

Nurse practitioners can now practice in VA facilities without physician supervision. The Department of Veterans Affairs allows nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their training at VA facilities across the country under a new rule made final Jan. 14, 2017. VA officials believe the new rule will make it easier for its … Continued

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Lawmakers in Kentucky debated the pros and cons of expanding the role of nurse practitioners to address the lack of health care providers in rural areas in their state. ¬†After years of discussion within the medical community and in the legislature, Kentucky landed on a compromise for expanding the scope of practice for nurse practitioners … Continued