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Dental associations give up fight against dental aides

...state and the therapists last year, saying the aides are allowed to perform procedures that should only be done by licensed dentists. State Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner ruled in favor of the program last month, finding it legal under federal...

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Alaska's dental health aides face opposition in Washington

...She fills cavities, pulls teeth and does other routine procedures. There's just one catch: Woods is not a licensed dentist. She's a dental health aide therapist trained in New Zealand, and her job is causing some controversy in Washington...

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Judge gives OK to dental therapists

...decay in rural Alaska. His ruling means the therapists, who undergo two years of special training and work under a licensed dentist often not on site, can continue operating in villages, said Valerie Davidson of the Alaska Native Tribal Health...

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