2-year study finds in favor of US dental therapists
The first major independent evaluation of Alaskan dental health aide therapists has found that the mid-level providers are offering safe and competent care to residents of remote and underserved native communities. The DHATs, who receive two years of intensive technical training and work under the general supervision of dentists, provide a range of services including preventive and restorative procedures and dental extractions to residents of isolated towns and villages, often only reachable by boat, plane or snowmobile.
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