This is an overview of oral health in Michigan, including vulnerable populations, such as seniors, pregnant women, low-income children and other special populations, who are at risk for poor oral health outcomes.
This is part of a presentation from the Dental Access Project of the Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health.
More information on the Michigan Dental Access Project:
Interviews with stakeholders
Michigan Maternal & Child Health (MCMCH) Website
The Michigan Dental Access Project has been studying legislation that would allow for Mid-level Dental Therapy as a way to alleviate the need for increased access to dental care. Someone with specialized training or a degree, beyond that of a dental hygienist and similar to that of a physician's assistant or nurse practitioner, could then provide some dental services under the supervision of a dentist that are not currently authorized.