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 )

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