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Employing Dental Therapists in an FQHC
A NNOHA Promising Practice

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Promising/Best Practices

Resource Subtopic: Oral Health.

Year Developed: 2017

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff

Language: n.a.

Developed by: National Network for Oral Health Access (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This promising practice tells the story of a community health center in Minnesota who hired dental therapists to increase access to their dental services.

Resource Details: West Side Community Health Services describes how they prepared their organization to include services by a new level of dental care provider, the dental therapist.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit