What some see as a revolution in dentistry is happening in Vermont. On Monday, the governor will highlight a new law that allows the practice of dental therapy.
Dental therapists, who work under the supervision of dentists, may make it easier for low-income residents to get care. In Vermont — and pretty much everywhere else — if you’re poor, getting dental care is tough.
Twenty percent of dentists nationwide accept Medicaid. Vermont dentist Dr. Patrick Rowe says he could see how dental therapists could make it easier to get into his office.