Filling the gap in the dental workforce

Creating Jobs

Dental therapists will allow dentists to grow their practices and treat more patients. By employing just one dental therapist, a dental practice will be able to schedule 2,000 to 3,000 more appointments annually.

Graduates of dental therapy education programs will be prepared to work in good paying jobs. Dental therapists will be trained right here in Kansas and can return to their hometowns to work. Hygienists will have the opportunity to learn new skills and advance their careers. Allowing hygienists to expand their skill sets will benefit their careers, patients, and the dental practices where they work.

The benefits of dental therapists go beyond dental practices. When communities lack access to medical and dental providers, all businesses struggle to attract employees. Implementing dental therapists will increase access to dental care and ensure that Kansas communities are strong contenders for new businesses.

Registered Dental Practitioners
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