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Community Catalyst responds to ADA oral health campaign
Date:5/15/2013

BOSTON "Lack of access to dental care in the United States has reached epic proportions. Dental disease is the number one chronic illness affecting children more common than asthma. The Institute of Medicine clearly states that the current dental delivery system doesn't work for a third of the people in the U.S.

"The American Dental Association survey and report confirm the extent of the problem, but the association's recommendations for combating the problem are sorely lacking in one area: the refusal to include midlevel dental providers in the fight to expand access to quality dental care for those most in need. Midlevel providers known as dental therapists are actively expanding access to our most vulnerable citizens.

"Community Catalyst released a study just yesterday showing that dental therapists currently practicing in Alaska and Minnesota are rapidly expanding access to people in remote areas, those who are publicly insured, and children. Key findings from the study show that:

  • Seventy-eight percent of the patients served by dental therapists in Minnesota are publicly insured;
  • In Alaska, dental therapists have been able to expand access to more than 40,000 people in rural areas; and
  • Nearly 85 percent of all services provided by dental therapists are routine and preventive.

"States are struggling to provide care to children enrolled in Medicaid 51 percent of children enrolled in Medicaid did not receive care in 2011. Yet, dental therapists are treating Medicaid patients in Minnesota and could be doing the same in other states. However, the American Dental Association has opposed this proven, common sense solution despite the evidence that these providers expand access to dental services for underserved populations.

"Solving the country's dental health access problem will require solutions on multiple fronts but adding midlevel dental providers and updating the current dental delivery system are critical. They should not be left out of the equation."


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Contact: Kathy Melley
kmelley@communitycatalyst.org
617-791-0708
Burness Communications
Source:Eurekalert

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