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Midlevel dental providers in Ohio ... Why not?

by Thomas Paumier, DDS - ODA Past President

With the support of the Kellogg Foundation, Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) Ohio and the Ohio Dental Hygiene Association, State Sen. Peggy Lehner recently introduced a bill that would allow midlevel dental providers in Ohio.  Advocates state these dental therapists would help solve the access to care problem in areas of the state with the greatest need. Proponents claim these minimally trained auxiliaries would reduce costs for the care provided. They claim by having…

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