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J Public Health Dent. 2008 Winter;68(1):53-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2007.00067.x.

On the pediatric oral health therapist: lessons from Canada.

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Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. carlos.quinonez@utoronto.ca

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To review the development of dental therapy in Canada.

METHODS:

Historical review.

RESULTS:

Over its 35-year history in Canada, this model of service delivery experienced a period of great success, but has since degraded, not fulfilling its potential.

CONCLUSIONS:

To ensure the success of the paediatric oral health therapist, US policy leaders will need to mitigate the challenges that degraded the viability of this form of service provision in Canada.

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