Dental Therapists in Alaska: Addressing Unmet Needs and Reviving Competition in Dental Care

@inproceedings{Smith2007DentalTI,
  title={Dental Therapists in Alaska: Addressing Unmet Needs and Reviving Competition in Dental Care},
  author={Erik Bruce Smith},
  year={2007}
}
  • Erik Bruce Smith
  • Published 2007
Dental healthcare is provided to Alaska Natives and all other Native Americans by the United States government as part of its unique legal and political relationship with the tribes. Although Alaska Natives do have some degree of access to dentists, they suffer from the worst dental health of any group in the United States. This crisis exists because of geographic, cultural, and economic constraints, and the dental profession has not acted sufficiently to address these constraints. To deal with… CONTINUE READING