kaiser health news http://kbia.org en New Providers Could Fill Gap in Rural Dental Care http://kbia.org/post/new-providers-could-fill-gap-rural-dental-care <p>Able to clean teeth, like a hygienist, but also fill cavities like a dentist. If you&#39;ve never heard of a registered dental practitioner, it&#39;s probably because they are only legal in two states, Alaska and Minnesota. Like nurse practitioners, these mid-level providers are aimed at helping underserved rural areas.</p><p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:41:08 +0000 Jacob Fenston 2547 at http://kbia.org New Providers Could Fill Gap in Rural Dental Care