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Wash. state governor signs dental therapist tribal bill
February 23, 2017 -- Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that permits the use of federal funding for care provided by dental therapists on tribal lands in Washington state, according to an article in the Washington Times.  Discuss
Kaiser Permanente premiers integrated medical-dental clinic
January 30, 2017 -- Kaiser Permanente opened a pilot integrated medical-dental clinic in January that is believed to be the first such enterprise that is not publicly funded. Located in Beaverton, OR, the clinic is the first for Kaiser in which both types of care are offered in the same building and medical and dental staff also work together to provide integrated care.  Discuss
Midlevel provider bill introduced in Mass.
January 24, 2017 -- Massachusetts lawmakers will be considering a bill to allow a type of midlevel provider, called public health dental practitioners, to practice in the state.  Discuss
New midlevel provider bill introduced in ND
January 20, 2017 -- North Dakota lawmakers are once again considering a bill to allow midlevel providers to practice in the state.  Discuss
CDHCs and the evolving dental team
January 17, 2017 -- The dental team is changing. It seems everyone is trying to find a solution to increase access to oral healthcare for millions of Americans. For the past 10 years, the ADA's answer has not been midlevel providers but rather community dental health coordinators (CDHCs).  Discuss
Dentist again tops U.S. News jobs list
January 11, 2017 -- Being a dentist is again the best job in the U.S., according to the list of the 100 Best Jobs of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.  Discuss
Where does dentist rank in new CNN Money jobs survey?
January 6, 2017 -- Where does being a dentist rank among the best jobs in the U.S.? It ranks 44th, according to a new report from CNNMoney/PayScale.com. No other oral healthcare positions made the 2016 list of top 100 jobs.  Discuss
New dental hygienist bill to be introduced in Ga.
December 21, 2016 -- New legislation that would allow Georgia dental hygienists to provide preventive care in certain settings without the direct supervision of a dentist will be introduced in the state's General Assembly.  Discuss
Survey: Dentists split on dental therapists
December 7, 2016 -- About half of dental professionals believe midlevel providers should have the opportunity to work in their state, while the other half disagree, according to a new survey.  Discuss
Can expanding hygienists' practice improve adult care?
December 6, 2016 -- Does expanding a hygienist's scope of practice translate to improved oral healthcare at the state level? With the debates about dental therapists and dental telemedicine ongoing, a new study investigated if hygienists with expanded practice options were able to reduce the burden of oral disease.  Discuss
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