dentists http://nhpr.org en Providing Dental Health Care To Uninsured Kids http://nhpr.org/post/providing-dental-health-care-uninsured-kids <p>The <a href="http://www.childrensdentalnetwork.org/index.html" target="_blank">Children’s Dental Network</a> offers preventive dental services in 27 schools in and around Derry, NH to children who wouldn’t otherwise have access to those services. Jeanne Carroll and her husband are both college grads, and considered themselves “middle class;” they never thought they would have difficulty providing dental health care for their three children.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:43:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46204 at http://nhpr.org Providing Dental Health Care To Uninsured Kids Bill To Expand Role Of Dental Hygienists Voted Down http://nhpr.org/post/bill-expand-role-dental-hygienists-voted-down <p>State Senators voted down an effort Thursday to expand the role of some dental hygienists, instead opting to study the issue.</p><p>With additional training, advocates say new dental hygiene practitioners could expand access to oral health care, especially in rural and low-income communities. Under the supervision of a dentist, these mid-level professionals would be able to pull baby teeth and fill cavities.</p><p>Dentists, however, were dead set against it.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:25:07 +0000 Todd Bookman 42744 at http://nhpr.org Bill To Expand Role Of Dental Hygienists Voted Down Proposed Change In Dental Care Workforce Losing Steam http://nhpr.org/post/proposed-change-dental-care-workforce-losing-steam <p></p><p>On Thursday, the New Hampshire State Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that’s getting a lot of attention in the dental community. The measure would expand the role of some hygienists. Advocates say this could help increase access in the state, but dentists argue it’s a misguided solution for a problem that may not exist. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 24417 at http://nhpr.org Proposed Change In Dental Care Workforce Losing Steam New Hampshire (Again) Mulls Creation of 'Dental Practitioners' http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-again-mulls-creation-dental-practitioners <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new practitioners would be something between a dentist and hygienist. They’d be certified to clean, do fillings, pull baby teeth and a host of other procedures.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hygienists would need an extra year of training, and the supervision of a dentist to practice.</span></p><p>Some advocates say the new role is necessary to expand care to rural and poorer populations.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:59:33 +0000 Todd Bookman 22248 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire (Again) Mulls Creation of 'Dental Practitioners' A Dental Scrape... http://nhpr.org/post/dental-scrape <p>The Molar Express provides dentistry to needy kids in the North Country. And a lawsuit alleges dentists are using regulation to pad their profits.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:32:33 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Chris Jensen 676 at http://nhpr.org A Dental Scrape...