Guest opinion: Dental therapists can increase access to dental care

By Sal Nuzzo April 13, 2021 Floridians are currently facing a serious healthcare access crisis. Regular dental visits and proper dental hygiene are essential to the health and well-being of Floridians. Poor dental health profoundly impacts Florida students’ ability to learn and Florida workers’ ability to provide for their families. [...]

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Dr. Frank Catalanotto

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, hosts Sal Nuzzo and Dr. Bob McClure interviews Dr. Frank Catalanotto. Dr. Catalanotto is a pediatric dentist. Sal and Dr. Catalanotta discuss the issue of dental therapy in Florida. Dental therapists are mid-level dental practitioners whose scope of practice is primarily focused [...]

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Dental care shortage warrants innovative strategy in Florida | Opinion

Tallahassee Democrat Holly Bullard and Sal Nuzzo, Your Turn Published 4:00 a.m. ET Feb. 11, 2019 Florida is in the midst of a dental access crisis. There are too few dentists to go around, especially in rural, hard-to-reach and low-income communities. As a result, oral health suffers. Although dentists have [...]

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Dentist Shortage Can Be Solved by Training More Dental Therapists

By: Dr. Robert McClure At The James Madison Institute, I’ve spent years engaged in the battle of ideas, advancing conservative economic principles and free market ideals, I have been surprised and a bit disappointed with the idea that the government and special interests can stand in the way of solutions [...]

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Proposal to Fill Dental Hole Draws Debate

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS January 24, 2019 By: Christine Sexton There is a void of dentists in Florida. A coalition calling itself Floridians for Dental Access has a plan to fill the cavity: dental therapists. The group is asking lawmakers to sign off on a new health care license for what [...]

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New JMI Report Urges Dental Workforce Reform to Expand Care and Patient Access for Millions of Floridians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 New JMI Report Urges Dental Workforce Reform to Expand Care and Patient Access for Millions of Floridians TALLAHASSEE – Florida faces a growing shortage of dental care over the next decade, a challenge that will only worsen [...]

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Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth into Innovative Workforce Reform

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF  Jennifer Minjarez Policy Analyst with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Health Care Policy & Sal Nuzzo Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute Executive Summary Florida’s access to care deficiencies manifest themselves in a variety of ways. To start, there [...]

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