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Episode 109 – Dr. Jane Grover – The ADA’s Alternative to Dental Therapy: Community Dental Health Coordinators

Episode 109 – Dr. Jane Grover – The ADA’s Alternative to Dental Therapy: Community Dental Health Coordinators

On this week’s episode of RTBB Dr. Zeller interviews Dr. Jane Grover. Dr. Grover is currently the Director of Council on Access, Prevention, and Relations at the American Dental Association. Dr. Grover is the expert on the ADA’s program for Community Dental Health Coordinators. This […]

Episode 108 – Jason Faler, MSJ, MHA – Dental Therapy and the Cost of Quality of Care: An Unbiased Perspective

Episode 108 – Jason Faler, MSJ, MHA – Dental Therapy and the Cost of Quality of Care: An Unbiased Perspective

Dental Therapy Part 4 – An Unbiased Perspective On this week’s episode of Removing the Bite Block Dr. Zeller interviews Jason Faler. As the first and only non-dental guest from Season 1, Jason has no skin in the dental therapy game, making his assessments less […]

Episode 106 – Dental Therapy Part 2 – Founding and Current Director of the Minnesota Dental Therapy Program – Dr. Karl Self

Episode 106 – Dental Therapy Part 2 – Founding and Current Director of the Minnesota Dental Therapy Program – Dr. Karl Self

In Part 2 of the Dental Therapy Series Dr. Zeller interviews Dr. Karl Self, the founding and current director of the University of Minnesota Dental Therapy Program. Dr. Self has spent most of his life in Minnesota, developing a thorough understanding of the access issues […]

Dental Therapy Multi-Episode Series

Dental Therapy Multi-Episode Series

Dental Therapy is one of, if not the most controversial topic in dentistry right now. Dr. Zeller interviews experts that support and oppose the dental therapy model in her multi-episode series.   Both educational and uncomfortable. While listening to these episodes, Dr. Zeller challenges you […]

Episode 105 – Dental Therapy Part 1 – Arizona Dental Association President Opposes Dental Therapy

Episode 105 – Dental Therapy Part 1 – Arizona Dental Association President Opposes Dental Therapy

On this week’s episode of Removing the Bite Block Dr. Zeller interviews president of the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Robert Roda. Dr. Roda is an endodontist in Scottsdale, AZ. In April of 2018 Dr. Roda wrote an editorial that was published in the ADA news titled, […]

Seven States Now Allow Dental Therapists

Seven States Now Allow Dental Therapists

Last week Arizona was officially the seventh state to pass a bill allowing the practice of dental therapists. Dental therapists are midlevel dental providers aimed at addressing the problem of access for many Americans. They have been operating in Alaska since 2004 and in Minnesota since 2011. […]