Overview of oral health providers
The links on the right lead to maps showing a comparison of all states and territories for the following three policy areas:
1) dental hygienists with direct access
2) states allowing dental therapy
3) states allowing teledentistry
Choose a tab to explore different options. For more detailed information, please click on a state or territory.
Dental therapists are currently recognized in 13 states and two territories as an additional provider for specified dental services in the dental office or other approved practice sites. These professionals typically work with rural and underserved populations to improve access to needed dental services.