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As part of a continuing series of webinars featuring strategies for increasing access to dental care in HRSA health center grantees, the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) will hosted a presentation on workforce innovation. This session described two types of newly developed dental team members: Community Dental Health Coordinators (CDHC) and Dental Therapists/Advanced Dental Therapists (DT/ADT) and how these dental team members are utilized in health centers.
Jane Grover, DDS, MPH, Director, Council on Access. Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, American Dental Association
Jane Koppelman, MPA, Research Director, Pew Children’s Dental Campaign, Pew Charitable Trusts.
Dane Lenaker, DMD, Yukon-Kuskowin Health Corp.
This webinar reviewed the development and spread of these new dental team members in the United States, review CDHC and T/ADT scope of practice and gave examples of how HRSA health center grantees and other safety net dental programs are employing these team members to expand access to care.