Health Action New Mexico

English Spanish
Lower drug costs for New Mexico Support a Prescription Drug Affordability Board Read and Sign Here!

Positive Media for Dental Therapy

Over several months, Dental Therapy has made strides in the media and the public eye. Read and watch some of these great articles and interviews that have been published since September 2014. And make sure to support Dental Therapy by following Health Action NM's work on Twitter, Facebook, and reaching out to us with any questions you may have.


Albuquerque Journal shows support for dental therapists in NM.  (Dec. 24, 2014)


Dental Therapists make front page of Albuquerque Journal.

Dentists claim no dental crisis in NM.

ABQ Journal (Dec. 14, 2014)


State needs better dental care.

Rural NM Dentist says dental therapists can combat our dentist shortage and provide quality dental care. Howard Rhoads, DDS. Santa Fe New Mexican (Dec. 14, 2014).


NM Dentist Howard Rhoads, Dental Therapists vital to NM health care

(Dec. 8, 2014) ABQ Journal


Dental therapists are ideal option.

Calls out opposition dentists for protecting profession and status quo rather than promoting the health of all NM citizens. Mim Dixon, ABQ Journal  (Nov. 11, 2014)


NM Urgently needs dental therapists.

16 years is too long to wait. Sets the facts straight. Jerry Harrison. ABQ Journal (Nov. 4, 2014)


Dental therapists should be part of solving NM dental crisis

Joanne Krell, Vice President of Communications WK Kellogg Foundation. ABQ Journal (Oct. 31, 2014)


Dental therapists could be solution to shortage of dentists in NM. 

(KOB TV News (Oct. 21, 2014)


Dental therapists will help fill gaps in care.

NM Native American Youth for dental therapists. Littlebear Sanchez. Santa Fe New Mexican (Oct. 4, 2014)


Littlebear Sanchez, Center for Native American Youth. 

NM needs dental therapists for its rural communities.  Native American youth support dental therapists.  ABQ Journal (Sept. 28, 2014)


Dental Therapists offer alternatives

Santa Fe New Mexican posts Washington Post’s editorial supporting dental therapists. Santa Fe New Mexican.  (July 18, 2014)


National Press


NY Times names Dental Therapists as one of the “Big Ideas in Social Change of 2014.” 

This year, the NY Times Fixes column has examined 60 or so ways that people are trying to change the world. Back in October, Fixes featured an in-depth article on dental therapists and how they are improving access to care. (Dec. 11, 2014) 

Read the full articlehere:


Washington Post supports dental therapists and says “Licensing ‘dental therapists’ could give more Americans the care they need.” 

Washington Post.  The Post’s View (July 14, 2014)