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The following op-ed, written by Jane Koppelman, Pew’s research director for children’s dental policy, was published in Perspectives on Dental Hygiene, a supplement to the November 2015 issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. The piece summarizes Pew’s efforts to expand access to dental care. Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts applauds the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community for taking steps to expand its dental team to include a Dental Health Aide Therapist. This decision follows evidence showing that incorporating midlevel providers into a dentist’s team increases access to care. The Swinomish, a federally recognized Indian tribe from Washington state, is the first tribal community in... Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts applauds the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its recommendation, announced today, that the level of fluoride in drinking water be set to a uniform level (0.7 mg/liter) throughout the nation. Read More