Expanding Medicaid dental coverage means finding more dentists to handle the work

Feb 28, 2022
Dental schools may need to train more students to keep up with demand in Tennessee.
At a free dental clinic day put on by Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Dr. Ratrice Jackson drills out a cavity. Hundreds lined up to get treatment at this event in 2018 since Tennessee does not provide dental coverage to most adult Medicaid patients.
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Why Native Americans want a new form of dental care

Feb 18, 2016
Tribes are turning to dental therapists to combat widespread tooth decay
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A push to improve access to dental care

Oct 14, 2015
'Dental therapists' would have duties somewhere between dentists and hygienists.