Resource Category: Publications: Oral Health Providers

Impact of Dental Therapists on Productivity and Finances

The Journal of Dental Education published a study examining the financial impact of dental therapists on Federally Qualified Health Center dental clinics treating children and on private general dental practices treating children and adults. Read the study. 

Dental Therapy Toolkit

A report was developed through a partnership between the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Metropolitan State University and Normandale Community College, and MS Strategies for the Minnesota Department of Health. The report focuses on a narrative review of available literature to better understand the characteristics of dental therapists and the contributions these mid-level providers … Continued

Scope of Practice Toolkit

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials put together the Scope of Practice Toolkit that addresses key concepts regarding modifying the scope of practice of various health care and other practitioners in public health emergency response activities. Vist the ASTHO website and see the toolkit.