D2940 or Innovative Workforce Response. Midlevel Providers:. Dr. Blake McKinley Ian Murray. Overview. Mid-Level Provider (MLP) – a non-dentist performing dental procedures. What are Mid-Level Providers?. DHAT: Dental Health Aid Therapist Independent Practice of Hygiene
The ADA does not believe a non-dentist should perform surgical/irreversible procedures.
The ADA supports innovations in the dental team that would improve oral health among people who lack adequate access to care, provided that those innovations do not compromise the very system they seek to extend. Our own Community Dental Health Coordinator pilot project seeks to do that by training community health workers who specialize in oral health education and disease prevention, factors that ultimately are the nation's best hope of ending what we all agree are unacceptable levels of oral disease.