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The Podcast by KevinMD

Jun 30, 2023

Join us in this episode as we discuss the critical shortage of health care workers, especially in the dental field, with our guest Theekshana Fernando, a research scientist. We explore the connection between oral health and overall health, the challenges of accessing dental care, and the potential of dental therapists to bridge the gap. Discover the impact of dental therapists in improving access and addressing diversity in the dental workforce. Don't miss this enlightening conversation with Theekshana Fernando, a dedicated advocate for better oral health care.

Theekshana Fernando is a research scientist.

He discusses his KevinMD article, "Revolutionizing oral health care: the affordable solution that's breaking barriers and boosting health equity."

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