Dental Therapy

Dental therapists are highly trained oral health practitioners that work with dental teams, similar to the way a Physicians’ assistant works with a medical team. Through off-site supervision by a dentist, dental therapists can increase access to care by delivering services in settings that better meet the needs of communities that are underserved – such as in remote clinics, schools and senior residential care facilities.

Along with providing education and preventative services, dental therapists are able to perform common dental procedures such as filling cavities, and in limited cases, removing teeth.

Where will dental therapists receive education in Wisconsin?

Resources

Expand your understanding of what dental therapists are, and how they can help oral health access in Wisconsin.

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