Advocating priority for dental therapists to care for children in school-based programs
Learning Areas:Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
Describe the efficiency, effectiveness, acceptability and quality of school-based dental care for children
Keyword(s): Access and Services, Access to Health Care
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Since 1972, when I visited and surveyed the New Zealand School Dental Service staffed by dental therapists, I have been an advocate for a similar childrenâs school-based dental service in the United States. I have lectured extensively and published a number of articles in professional journals on utilization of dental therapists throughout the world. Consequently, I am recognized as an informed and reputable authority on the subject.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.