Maine House approves midlevel provider bill

06/19/2013 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

The Maine House approved a bill expanding the scope of practice for specially trained and licensed dental hygienists. Licensing would require graduation from a dental hygiene therapy program and completion of 1,000 hours of clinical training overseen by a dentist. The measure would allow dental hygiene therapists to fill cavities, extract teeth and establish a practice under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

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