Michigan can now license dental therapists!

 

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?

Education

 

 

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?

 

Michigan Dental Therapy Office Hours

Michigan dental therapy expert Misty Davis, RDH, will hold Dental Therapy Office Hours two Fridays per month. All are welcome to bring questions about becoming, employing, working with, or learning about dental therapists! To receive the Zoom link and updates regarding shedule changes, please sign up for our MI Dental Access mailing list below.

 

                                                 Upcoming Office Hours:

                                     ~December 2nd, 11-12:00 EST

                                     ~December 16th, 1-2:00 EST

                                     ~January 6th, 12-1:00 EST

                                                                                     ~January 20th, 12-1:00 EST

 

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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