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Are dental therapists in the future for Florida?

by | Apr 27, 2021 | Health & Health Care Law

As many Ormond Beach area residents know, finding a dentist can be difficult. Finding a dentist, especially in rural areas, is a problem all across the United States. Dentists are important medical providers and the services they provide are essential. Having more options for dental care can be a positive option for all dental care providers.

Dental therapists are an emerging career that is the equivalent to physician’s assistants. They are licensed to do more than a dental hygienist but not as much as a dentist. They receive rigorous training but not as much as a dentist.

They work under the supervision of a dentist and their duties include:

  • Preventative care
  • Restorative care
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Simple extractions

Dental therapists are still not fully accepted by the dental community, but this is expected to change in the years to come. They are able to provide excellent care while leaving the more complex care to dentists. Dental therapists can extend dental care to more people and helping people have better oral care.

An attorney who specializes in healthcare law understand the intricacies of health care licenses. They understand how important it is to obtain and retain the necessary licenses to practice medicine and will help their client with any licensing difficulties. They can also represent their client if any professional discipline is threatened or represent them in peer review hearings. They can negotiate contracts an assist with any other practice-related legal issues that may arise.

The medical field is constantly evolving which is why medical providers need to have an attorney they can count on to represent their interests and protect their career.