Michigan can now license dental therapists!


Interested in

becoming a Michigan

dental therapist


Explore how here!

The Michigan Primary Care Association, with funding from the Delta Dental Foundation and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, is offering Michigan's first dental therapy scholarship!


Visit MPCA Dental Therapy Scholarship for more information 

As gaps in the oral health workforce are filled by dental therapists, we will see

more providers in underserved areas and

fewer barriers to dental care for those who need it most.

Dental Therapy Basics: What are Dental Therapists and Why do we Need Them?

Access to Care



How will dental therapists reduce barriers for vulnerable populations?


Scope of Practice


What services can dental therapists provide?


Practice Settings



Where can dental therapists work?




What does it take to become a dental therapist?


Check out this fun video about

dental therapy from our partners at

Pew Charitable Trusts: 

What is a Dental Therapist?

About MI Dental Access Coalition

The Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health (MCMCH) and its partners are working to further evidence-based, cost effective policy solutions to improve access to oral health services. To learn more about our work, visit the About Us page

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