Dental Care Gaps in America
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In this episode
Stat: 63 million Americans, many of them children, live in areas with a shortage of dental care.
Story: To help alleviate this, a new kind of dental provider is being created: dental therapists, who are much like physician assistants in a medical office. In this episode host Dan LeDuc heads to Minnesota to join one of them, Christy Jo Fogarty, as she travels the state to bring dental care to children, many of whom have never been to a dentist before.
Working with Dental Therapists - Dental Therapist Christy Jo Fogarty
One change to dental care that could save lives, money
Dental Therapists Can Provide Cost-Efficient Care in Rural Areas