Topics: Oral health

For more information and resources, see RHIhub’s Oral Health in Rural Communities topic guide.

Bringing Law and Medicine Together to Help Rural Patients

Attorney Catherine Schultz and Dr. Jeff Martin

Much of a person’s health is determined by social and environmental factors such as housing or access to healthcare. When these factors negatively affect a person’s health, legal intervention combined with medical care may be the best treatment.

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October 19, 2016

Health Care Integration Offers Multiple Benefits

Sheila Brijade, DDS, pediatric dentist welcomes a new patient

As healthcare reform encourages integration of healthcare to treat the patient as a whole, behavioral health and oral care are being integrated into primary care practices around the country.

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November 18, 2013

Ending Dentistry by Grandpa

Argues that licensing dental therapists may be the only way to get dental care to Medicaid patients and other underserved populations.

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May 25, 2011

Recruiting Local People to Fill Health Care Needs

Cambridge Dental Clinic

Frontier and rural health care providers are looking for innovative ways to solve increasing workforce shortages, and are recruiting and training local people to be health care professionals in their communities.

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August 20, 2007

Alaska Dental Health Aides

The Alaska Dental Health Aide Program, a first in the nation, allows dental health aides to fill cavities and extract teeth.

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August 20, 2007