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May 2, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Michael Hamilton
One solution to state oral health care provider shortages is giving dentists greater discretion to use dental therapists and dental hygienists.
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Health Care
Regulation
February 14, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines dental scope of practice laws and how Georgia could improve dental-care access by expanding scope of practice to dental therapists and hygienists.
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Health Care
October 21, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines Florida's dentist shortage and how creating a new license for mid-level dental therapists could be one solution to expand the availability of dental care.
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Health Care
January 24, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Washington State that would permit dental therapists in Washington while setting new rules and requirements for licensure and the scope of practice for DTs.
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Health Care
April 9, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses two proposed bills in Washington that would allow dental therapists to practice as mid-level providers.
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Health Care
Employment
April 1, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examine two bills being considered in the Wisconsin General Assembly that would provide for the licensure of dental therapists.
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Health Care
Employment
March 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses two proposed bills in Florida that would allow dental therapists to practice as mid-level providers.
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Health Care
Employment
February 8, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Wisconsin's dental health care shortage and how mid level providers like dental therapists could help fill this gap.
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Health Care
Employment
May 31, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the positive effects of dental therapy expansion and how Mississippi should open its market to and license dental therapists.
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Health Care
February 26, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposed law in Idaho that would allow the Idaho Board of Dentistry to license dental therapists, a reform that could help address the state's dental health shortage.
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Health Care
Employment
October 11, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Research & Commentary, Charles Katebi examines a proposal in Michigan that would expand access to dental care for patients in rural communities and inner cities.
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Health Care
June 13, 2018
By Ashley Bateman
A proposed law in Massachusetts would license dental therapists in the state who would provide oral health care services such as cleanings and some nonsurgical care under the supervision of a licensed dentist, particularly to low-income residents.
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Health Care
April 13, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Ohio that would improve access to dental care for all Ohioans and lower unnecessary barriers by allowing dental therapists (DTs) to provide needed care to Ohio patients.
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Health Care
Employment
July 1, 2015
By Elena Rios
This paper by Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association examines the current status of minority community health and the important relationship between Medicaid, minority communities and dental service organizations.
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Health Care
July 11, 2017
By Kathy Hoekstra
Dentists are expanding access to health care by hiring midlevel dental providers legalized in just a few states.
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Health Care
March 1, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Heartland Institute has released a new policy brief that makes the case for expanding dental access through dental therapy, which is legal only in a handful of states.
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Health Care
February 20, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Research & Commentary, Charles Katebi examines Dental Therapy and a proposal in Kansas that would expand access to dental care for rural patients.
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Health Care
November 10, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal that would improve access to dental care for all Arizonans by allowing dental therapists to provide needed care.
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Health Care
September 27, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Michigan to improve access to dental care by expanding the role of dental therapists.
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Health Care
September 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal that would improve access to dental care for all Bay Staters by allowing dental therapists and hygienists to provide needed care.
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Health Care
August 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new paper that studies the effect of dental therapists being allowed to provide services on dental utilization rates.
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Health Care
July 12, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines dental health care and the licensing of dental therapists and how Maine should tweak its regulations to allow dental therapists to provide the dental services the state desperately needs.
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Health Care
June 21, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Ohio that would create a new mid-level care license for dental therapists and allow them to practice under the supervision of a dentist.
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Health Care
January 3, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Research & Commentary, Charles Katebi examines Dental Therapy and a proposal in Florida that would expand access to dental care for rural patients.
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Health Care
January 20, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines dental health care and the need for an expanded role for dental therapists in North Dakota.
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Health Care
August 30, 2016
In this Research & Commentary, state government relations manager Logan Pike discusses why states should reform their licensing laws to allow for dental therapists to practice.
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Health Care
June 21, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines dental service organizations and how they can improve the cost and availability of dental services in Missouri.
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Health Care
April 24, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines dental service organizations and how they can improve the cost and availability of dental services.
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Health Care
January 5, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
It's a new year! Start it off right by being informed about the latest in public policy. The Patriot’s Toolbox supplies the tools to help you take action to further the maximum number of free-market principles possible in this new year.
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Government & Politics
November 17, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's leaflet looks at fracking bans and regulations across the states.
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Energy
Environment
February 16, 2017
By Nathan Makla
Civil asset forfeiture has united people cross the political spectrum including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Institute for Justice, and the Koch Association.
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Constitutional Reform
October 6, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
The Heartland Institute is hosting their 2017 Emerging Issues Forum and America First Energy Conference in Houston, November 7-9, 2017.
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Government & Politics
September 22, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines a new Policy Brief titled "Don't Wait for Congress to 'Fix' Health Care: States can implement real health care solutions today," by Heartland Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Glans
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Health Care
August 18, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines college prep programs around the country.
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Education
October 3, 2016
By Mary Tillotson
Dental therapists practice in more than 50 countries, yet all but four states prevent these oral care equivalent of physician assistants from treating patients.
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Health Care
Employment
June 28, 2017
By John Nothdurft
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer opens the door for schools to implement school choice programs.
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Education
September 29, 2016
By Nathan Makla
EdChoice, formally the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, recently published the results of a national survey it conducted of nearly 350 state lawmakers titled “Surveying State Legislators"
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Education
September 15, 2016
By Nathan Makla
State Government Relations Manager Logan Pike argues dental therapy is gaining popularity throughout the United States.
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Health Care
March 21, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Consumer Power Report #539
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Health Care
 

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