Showing posts with label Kellogg Foundation v. The AAPD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kellogg Foundation v. The AAPD. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kellogg Foundation v. The AAPD

I don’t know a thing about it, but thought this should be kept around for those “eat your words” moments that usually come up at a later date.   lol

Yesterday the Kellogg Foundation issued a report about using mid-level providers for dental treatment and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry responded.  Both are below.  I’m not exactly sure what the issue is with “mid-level” providers. A whole heck of a lot of the Medicaid dentists are barely “mid-level” in training, so that can’t be the issue. (sorry, I couldn’t help myself)

Most comprehensive review of dental therapists worldwide shows they provide effective dental care to millions of children

Suggests greater role for mid-level dental providers in the United States

Apr 10, 2012

Contact: Mary Darby
Lowell Dempsey

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – An extensive review of the literature documenting care provided by dental therapists and clinical outcomes worldwide indicates that they offer safe, effective dental care to children.  Released today by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the study reviews more than 1,100 reports regarding dental therapists and their work in various countries. 
The report documents evidence that dental therapists can effectively expand access to dental care, especially for children, and that the care they provide is technically competent, safe and effective.  In addition, the review also showed that the public values the role of dental therapists and there is strong patient and parental support for their work.