Kansas program targets dentist gap
from The Topeka-Capital Jouranl
Pittsburg dentist Daniel Minnis is a lonely enthusiast for a new approach for filling a service gap plaguing more than 90 percent of counties in Kansas. He is convinced people living in more than a dozen counties without a dentist and more than 80 counties underserved by dentists would benefit from introduction of a new health professional — registered dental practitioner — to perform routine procedures under the guidance of a full-fledged dentist. These state regulated therapists could regularly cover the basics in community health offices and pass complex cases on to dentists in the region.
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