Op-ed: Dental therapists are not a right fit for Washington state

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Nov 29 2012

ORAL illness is a many common ongoing illness inspiring children. The good news is that it is scarcely 100 percent preventable, no matter your age. No one is some-more dedicated than Washington’s dentists, hygienists and other dental staff to saying all Washingtonians giveaway of dental spoil and pain.

Recently, a thought of a new dental provider used in Alaska has been suggested as a sorcery bullet for improving dental access. [“Dental therapists could assistance people get caring indispensable in Washington state,” Opinion, Oct. 11.] However, this due pill is not a cure.

As a practicing dentist for some-more than 35 years, both in Washington and in farming Alaska, we know that no singular resolution will urge verbal health for a many vulnerable. We need a multifaceted proceed formed on education, prevention, financing and innovative delivery. These solutions should be tradition built to simulate a realities of Washington state, not farming Alaska.

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