By Brigette R. Cooper, RDH, MS
In 2009, Minnesota became the first state to authorize the licensing of dental therapists. Minnesota’s law created two levels of dental therapist practice: dental therapy and advanced dental therapy. These providers are required to primarily serve low-income, uninsured and/or underserved patients, or practice in a dental health professional shortage area, such as rural Minnesota.
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