Too many Washingtonians can't get the
care they need
Out-of-date laws are keeping Washingtonians from receiving the oral health care that is vital to their overall health. Modernizing our laws will add a new mid-level oral health care provider to the dental team, freeing dentists to focus on more complicated procedures.
Highly trained professionals, these new providers work with their supervising dentist to extend care to the people that need it most. Already working in other states, this is a proven workforce solution that increases access to dental care where people need it most, in their own communities.
Learn more about how these highly trained professionals work.
Mid-level dental providers, known as dental therapists, successfully practice in more than 50 countries and have a 90-year history. Read why support for this innovative solution continues to grow.
Modernizing our laws will boost the dental team with a proven
workforce-based solution: a mid-level oral health care provider that will
deliver the routine care and oral health education that families need. Click here to see how it the dental team works to extend care.