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Vermont Dental Therapy Program Receives Federal Grant

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In late July, Vermont Technical College (VTC) received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop its dental therapy program. The grant is expected to pay for building a simulation lab, purchasing equipment and other supplies.

In 2016, Vermont became the third state to pass legislation that allows licensing of dental therapists. VTC’s program is poised to become the first dental therapy program in the state and is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The college expects to enroll 10 students in the spring of 2020.

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