Provision of oral health care to adult patients by dental therapists without the prescription of a dentist
Journal of Public Health Dentistry , 04/30/2012
Calache H et al. – Feedback from patients and dentists indicated that, following the completion of an educational bridging program, dental therapists with a university education were able to develop the knowledge and skills required to treat adult patients aged 26+ years without the prescription or supervision of a dentist. Enabling dental therapists to treat adult patients may have a role to play in improving access to dental care for underserved populations.