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Oral Health Outcomes for Alaska Native Communities Served by Dental Therapists Better Than for Those Without, Study Finds

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Where Dental Therapists Practiced, Alaska Native Children and Families Had Fewer Instances of Invasive Procedures and More Preventive Care Visits

Bethel, Alaska – Children had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care in Alaska Native communities served frequently by Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs) than residents in communities not receiving any DHAT services, according to a new study released by the University of Washington.

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Daring to dream

Rasmuson Foundation Vice Chair Cathryn Rasmuson delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Dental Health Aide Therapist (DHAT) Graduation and Transition Ceremony on June 6. The event was held at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in partnership with the University of Washington, MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Training Program and Yuut Elitnaurviat Dental Training Clinic in Bethel, Alaska. “Each of you are heroes. You’ve dared to dream. You’ve taken action. And you know that you are working as a team.”

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