A Growing Movement with National Momentum
Support for dental therapy is building - both here in Washington state and across the country. Regardless of political party or geographic location, Washingtonians support this proven solution by wide margins
. It’s no wonder why - currently 38 out of 39 counties have too few dental professionals to meet local needs. And while our state certainly isn't alone when it comes to dental care disparities - Washington is falling behind a growing number of states
across the country that are marching towards a proven solution: expand access to care by authorizing dental therapy statewide.
Legislators across Washington are aware that this solution works for communities facing health disparities as our state has already authorized dental therapy in tribal communities. Check out this newsletter from our partners at the Native Dental Therapy Initiative
celebrating five recently graduated dental therapists returning to serve their Washington tribes.
Now is the time to fight back against deep-pocketed special interests
using their power to block expanded access to crucial dental care that rural communities, low-income communities, and communities of color have needed for far too long.