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LCC receives a grant to study how to create a pilot project in Oregon

By Diane Dietz – The Register-Guard – 

Lane Community College is in the vanguard of a movement to create a new kind of dental worker for Oregon inner cities, rural areas, migrant communities and tribal lands, where dental treatment is often scarce.The college recently received a $100,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to study the training and deploying of dental care providers called “dental therapists.”http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34639596-75/dental-therapists-might-fill-rural-gap.html.cspScreenshot (208)