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J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Aug;22(3):740-4. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2011.0068.

Improving access to oral health care services among underserved populations in the U.S.: is there a role for mid-level dental providers?

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University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. lshaefer@umich.edu

Abstract

Nearly one-third of U.S. citizens lack access to basic preventive and primary oral health care services, which is primarily the result of the high costs of care and the uneven geographic distribution of dental providers. This article examines the case for and against one possible solution to address these barriers to oral health care: the introduction of a mid-level dental provider (MDP) position within the dental field.

PMID:
21841274
DOI:
10.1353/hpu.2011.0068
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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