Minnesota advanced dental therapists program: A model for integration in community-based dental care for underserved populations
Learning Areas:Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Define Advanced Dental Therapy, discuss the introduction of Advanced Dental Therapists into the dental workforce in Minnesota, describe tangible guidance related to the successful passage of Minnesota's pioneering legislation, analyze Minnesota's data tracking of this new position, and demonstrate the potential for replication of this model across the nation.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified on this content because as the Executive Director of
Children's Dental Services (CDS),the largest safety net dental clinic for
low-income and school-based children in Minnesota, and a member of
Minnesota's oral health coalition, I was instrumental in the passage of
Advanced Dental Therapy legislation. I oversee the integration of
Minnesota's first ADT into public health dental practice. Currently I track
and analyze all data associated with this integration.
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.