Can Dental Therapists Ease the Dentist Shortage?
Cheryl Winokur Munk ( with inputs from The Wall Street Journal ) 5 min read 21 Sep 2023, 10:57 PM IST
SummaryAdvocates say they can provide care, especially in underserved areas. Critics say there are easier solutions.
Many Americans lack proper access to dental care. Could creating more dental therapists—clinicians who have less training than dentists but can provide some routine dental care like exams and fillings—help?