How Dental Practice Acts Impact Interprofessional Practice

Published 09/29/2021

This video explains how the scope of practice and state regulations can affect efforts to transition dentistry from a surgical care model to a primary care dental model. One state may have a promising approach that could apply in others, but it may be difficult to replicate if regulations differ. States need to be open to changing regulations to enable dental providers to offer the best possible care.

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