Several streets in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood will be shut down to vehicle traffic starting Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. (KOIN 6 News staff)

Old Town street closures extended

The closures, which began in December, will run for another 60 days. They are in effect on Friday and Saturday nights.

Minnesota advanced dental therapist Christy Jo Fogarty treats a young patient at a clinic run by Children's Dental Serivces. Dental therapists in Minnesota help more uninsured patients get dental treatment, but are not yet licensed in Oregon. Undated photo. (Children's Dental Services )

Dental therapists here? … Maybe

Dental therapists are similar to nurse practitioners — able to do much of, but not all, the primary care work dentists or physicians do. But…