Veronica Myne-Joslin

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BACKGROUND In 2008, Connecticut's Medicaid program administration increased children's dental fees to match approximately the 70th percentile of what the market fees were for dental care in 2005. These Medicaid program changes occurred at the same time as a national economic recession, which took place from 2007 through 2009. METHODS The authors obtained(More)
This study examined the financial impact of dental therapists on Federally Qualified Health Center dental clinics (treating children) and on private general dental practices (treating children and adults). This article, the first of four on this subject, reviews the dental therapy literature and the dental access problem for low-income children. Dental(More)
This article estimates the impact of dental therapists treating children on Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) dental clinic finances and productivity. The analysis is based on twelve months of patient visit and financial data from large FQHC dental clinics (multiple delivery sites) in Connecticut and Wisconsin. Assuming dental therapists provide(More)
In many developed countries, the primary role of dental therapists is to care for children in school clinics. This article describes Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)-run, school-based dental programs in Connecticut and explores the theoretical financial impact of substituting dental therapists for dentists in these programs. In schools, dental(More)
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