American Dental Association

US report suggests Dental Therapist model economically unsustainable

The idea that an alternative dental care model may work in places where there is a shortage of dentists has been challenged by the American Dental Association.

A series of reports commissioned by the American Dental Association (ADA) to examine alternative dental workforce models has raised questions as to whether those models are economically sustainable. This follows suggestions in the US that scope of practice for dental […]

American dentists attacked over cost of care

Empty dental chairUS dentistry—where have all the patients gone? One in three can't afford to come...

A report about the high cost of dental care aired on the PBS television network in the United States has been making news across the world after it revealed one in three Americans skip dental visits because they can’t afford […]

Dodging the draft report

The Dental Board of Australia has released updated information on how many dental professionals work in the profession.

The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry urged the Health Resources and Services Administration to reject a federal advisory panel’s dental workforce recommendations in a draft health personnel report to Congress. Their requests came to advisory committee […]

US dentists block ‘midlevel dental providers’

The American Dental Association is opposed to therapists being trained to perform procedures.

The American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) has announced the publication of a series of papers that highlight curriculum guidelines for the training of dental therapists. In response, the American Dental Association issued a statement saying that the ADA […]