Anyone unfamiliar with the amazing progress achieved by Dental Health Aid Therapists, who effectively bring basic clinical and behavioral oral health care to distant Alaskan Native villages, should take the time to find out. Despite millions having been spent by organized dentistry to oppose the development of tie program, the Alaskan Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) has survived lawsuits and massive p.r. campaigns and presently is running the best public health dental program in America.
Why, as a result of efforts by American dentistry, is it restricted to Alaska? Google "Alaska Dental Health Aid Therapist" to find out.