NPR's Marketplace Features Series on Dental Therapists

A Push to Improve Dental Access - 10/14/15

You’ll hear from  Dave Couture whose back pain forced him to leave his job in an accounting office in Vermont. “Pretty much the whole story is that when you lose your job, you lose your insurance, you lose your ability to take care of your teeth,” he said.  “Especially your teeth.”  

Hygenists Seek new Role As Dental Therapist - 10/21/15

In this story Sandy Joslin a dental hygienist says that if the dental therapist bill passes in Vermont “I could contribute more to a profession that I’ve really loved,” she said. “It’s been too difficult to hold onto that pride. I need to have something more, have a little more autonomy and I think that helps anybody.”

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Public News Service Article: "Flashing a Grin on World Smile Day a Struggle for Some Ohioans"

By Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service - OH, October 2, 2015

Originally appeared here.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Folks around the globe today are celebrating World Smile Day with acts of kindness - and, of course, by flashing a toothy grin. But not everyone may want to share their smile.

Public News Service Article - "Let's Talk": Educators Excited about New Approach for OH Kids at Risk

August 27, 2015 - Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service (OH)

Originally posted here.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - One-in-four Ohio high school students admit to binge drinking, according to the Office of Adolescent Health, and a new strategy debuting in some Ohio schools is opening the door to conversations about drugs and alcohol with students.

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