Maine legislators divided on dental-therapist bill

The Maine Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee could not agree on a dental-therapist bill and submitted numerous reports to the Legislature for consideration. The bill would allow specially trained dental hygienists working under the supervision of a dentist to perform extractions and fillings. The state dental association says the bill is not needed and would endanger patients, but supporters say dental therapists would fill a critical need.

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