Pew report explores expansion of the dental safety net

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A white paper recently released by The Pew Center on the States documents preliminary findings which underscore the urgency of dental workforce expansion. The paper reviews a study executed by the University of Connecticut which suggests that adding dental therapists to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) could significantly expand dental care availability for Americans. The UConn study is the first of its kind and warrants further research. The paper also makes recommendations for policy makers regarding how they may facilitate the development and integration of dental providers in the U.S. health care delivery system.

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