Online Program

Understanding the Role of Dental Therapy in Providing Oral Healthcare in Minnesota

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 2:19 p.m. - 2:22 p.m.

Ann Lynch, American Dental Hygienists' Association, Chicago, IL
The presentation centers on the implementation of advanced dental therapists in Minnesota, the first state to successfully advance the innovative model and a critical case study for similar efforts across the United States. The Otto Bremer Foundation provided funding to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry to create this series of film clips discussing how these providers have been introduced into the oral health care delivery team in Minnesota.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain the role of dental therapists and advance dental therapists in a practice setting.

Keyword(s): Other professions or practice related to public health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of Governmental Affairs for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) where I oversee state-level legislative activities across the country and execute and advance initiatives at the federal level to improve the public’s oral and overall health. Prior to working at the ADHA, I served in the Minnesota State Senate from 2007-2010. I was the chief author of legislation that created the mid-level dental practitioner in Minnesota.
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.