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  1. Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations
    Published in July 2011 by Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
  2. The state of children's dental health: making coverage matter
    Published in May 2011 by Pew Center on the States, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and DentaQuest Foundation
  3. Oral health: efforts under way to improve children's access to dental services, but sustained attention needed to address ongoing concerns
    U.S. Government Accountability Office


Dental Therapy

Mid-Level Dental Providers: Expanding Care to Every Community

Mid-level providers are critical to expanding access to dental care. Working with dentists and hygienists they help provide preventive and routine dental services, oral health education and a dental home in underserved communities.

Oct. 8, 2014

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New report provides evidence for expanding the dental care workforce

The report reviews the history and practice of dental therapists in 54 countries ranging from the United States to Malaysia. According to the report, dental therapists provide technically competent, safe and effective care, while also improving access to care, specifically for children.

April 10, 2012

Executive Summary: Oral Health Quality Improvement in the Era of Accountability - W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Oral Health Quality Improvement in the Era of Accountabili​ty

A new report funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Institute outlines an approach to expand the oral health quality improvement effort through data collection, accountability and new ways of delivering oral health care.

Jan. 26, 2012

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“Empleen el dinero del modo en que crean conveniente, siempre y cuando promueva la salud, la felicidad y el bienestar de los niños.” - Will Keith Kellogg

“Sèvi ak lajan an jan w vle depi se sante timoun, byennèt timoun ak kè kontan pou timoun w ap ankouraje.” - W.K. Kelòg