Dental Therapists Fill a Void but Dentists Question Their Credentials

Nearly 17 million U.S. children fail to see a dentist every year, according to the Pew Charitable Trust. Now, a new group of dental professionals, called dental therapists, is hoping to bring them treatment. Dental therapists receive specialized training, including how to perform local anesthetic, cleanings and apply sealants in kids and adults. The hope is that the specialized groups trained in some dental procedures will ease the burden of the growing gap in dental care, particularly for...Full Story
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