Join Children's Alliance and the Washington Dental Access Campaign for a special webinar to explore the issue of mid-level dental care providers. The webinar will feature dental health care leaders from Alaska and Minnesota, where mid-level dental care providers are already part of the dental health care team. After the speakers’ presentations there will be time for your questions.
Improving Oral Health Access
Innovation in Action
Thursday, January 9th
Washington is one of over a dozen states considering adding the workforce innovation of “mid-level” dental practitioners to the dental care team. These evidence-based providers are successfully helping communities in Minnesota and Alaska improve access to high-quality oral health care in a cost effective way. If you have witnessed unmet dental health care needs, you provide care yourself, or you have heard about this provider and want to know more, this is a great opportunity for you to get some of your questions answered.
Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about this strategy to improve prevention and build the capacity of dental health care teams in Washington’s communities.
Tera Bianchi, Project Manager, Children’s Alliance
Children’s Alliance convenes the Washington Dental Access Campaign, a diverse campaign of over 40 groups supporting community-based workforce solutions to improve access to care and prevention.
Dr. Mary Williard, DDS, Dental Health Aide Therapist Training Director
Dr. Williard works with the University of Washington and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) to administer one of the most successful and innovative examples of recruiting, training and employing culturally competent oral health practitioners in the United States.
Jeff Bartleson, Senior Manager, Children's Dental Services
The first to employ “mid-level” dental providers in Minnesota, Children's Dental Services is finding their dentists and patients accept the new provider; the quality of care for patients remains high; and the provider is a cost-effective way to increase access to care.
For more information, contact: Tera Bianchi tera [at] childrensalliance [dot] org or (206) 324-0340 x28.