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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)

http://www.abqjournal.com/516746/opinion/getting-health-care-to-nm-takes-collaboration.html

 

Dental Therapists make front page of Albuquerque Journal.

Dentists claim no dental crisis in NM.

ABQ Journal http://www.abqjournal.com/512136 (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).

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/reader-view-state-needs-better-dental-care/article_9c734808-1133-54dc-bf4b-8833cd3f8335.html

 

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

(Dec. 8, 2014) ABQ Journal

http://www.abqjournal.com/507072/opinion/dental-therapists-could-be-vital-to-nm-health-care.html

 

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)

http://www.abqjournal.com/494578/opinion/talk-of-the-town-150.html

 

NM Urgently needs dental therapists.

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

http://www.abqjournal.com/490856/opinion/talk-of-the-town-149.html

 

Dental therapists should be part of solving NM dental crisis

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

http://www.abqjournal.com/488721/opinion/dental-therapists-should-be-part-of-solving-dental-crisis.html

 

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

(KOB TV News (Oct. 21, 2014) http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3597164.shtml#.VKwSVGTF9_g

 

Dental therapists will help fill gaps in care.

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

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/reader-view-dental-therapists-will-help-fill-gaps-in-care/article_1b6e6c56-4cb6-5ec0-9272-f585e006aec7.html

 

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)

http://www.abqjournal.com/469482/opinion/nm-needs-dental-therapists-for-its-rural-communities.html

 

Dental Therapists offer alternatives

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

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/commentary/commentary-dental-therapists-offer-alternatives/article_364cff29-a42b-5230-b826-8426138efcf9.html

 

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: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/11/big-ideas-in-social-change-2014/?_r=0

 

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) 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/licensing-dental-therapists-could-give-more-americans-the-care-they-need/2014/07/14/42aa7620-07b7-11e4-8a6a-19355c7e870a_story.html