MDHA Spring Scientific Session

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MDHA Spring Scientific Session 2019
Friday March 29 & Saturday March 30, 2019

Leisure World Ballroom
3701 Rossmoor Blvd
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Legislation Support Needed – Dental Therapy Bill

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:

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!)

Click here to find your legislator and the phone numbers of those on the committee: Legislator link Here is a link to a support letter to send: Dental Therapy support letter

Thank you for your help and support.


Jody Berinato, RDH, BS
President of MDHA