Aurora Johnson, left, a dental therapist, filled cavities for Paul Towarak, 10, in the village of Unalakleet, Alaska. For more involved procedures, Ms. Johnson refers patients to a dentist. Photo courtesy of New York Times
If the dental therapists must have two years of training, how is that different than a three year program at an American Dental School?
Answer: One year of training
And, that solves access to care or the cost of dental care how?