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on: November 13, 2013, 09:58
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In Alaska, Reaching Into Remote Corners To Provide Dental Care

Conan Murat is a dental health aide therapist in Aniak, Alaska, at theYukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, a comprehensive health care delivery system for fifty-six rural communities in southwestern Alaska.

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One of the nation’s few dental therapists explains why his profession could help address dental workforce shortages in the United States.

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In the United States about forty-seven million people live in areas where there is a shortage of dentists, and millions more can’t afford to see them. For so many Americans, even the most basic dental care is out of reach. Yet right here in Alaska, I think we’ve found part of the solution....

doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0856
Health Aff November 2013 vol. 32

http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/32/11/2047.full?nm

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