Last week MDHA members testified in Annapolis to support a dental therapy bill that will help bridge the gap in access to care for Maryland residents. Let’s rally together in support of this bill that will create a mid-level dental provider that is compared to a PA or a nurse practitioner in the medical community.
Here is a video that explains more about dental therapy: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/multimedia/video/2018/what-is-a-dental-therapist
We are being crushed by the phone calls and emails that the dentists are sending to the legislators. We need ALL HANDS ON DECK — we need every hygienist out there that cares about this issue to call as many people on the EHEA and HGO committees as we can.
Here is a list of the committee members:
Senate Committee Members
House Committee Members
If you go on the General Assembly website, you can find phone numbers for everyone. Inundate them all with phone calls! (N.B. No need to call Joan Carter-Conway or Bonnie Cullison — we had them at hello!)
Thank you for your help and support.
Jody Berinato, RDH, BS
President of MDHA