After two years of work with legislators and our state partners, SB 541 was introduced by Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) in early September 2017. The bill would establish a scope of practice and a licensing structure for dental therapists, including specific language to target this new professional for underserved communities and with populations that currently struggle to receive primary dental care.
Our work continues as we continue to advocate for oral health access, monitor the development of the licensing rules process for dental therapists through the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and assist state educational institutions interested in developing DT programs.
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AARP Michigan The Arc Michigan LeadingAge Michigan Association of Health Plans Michigan Association of School Nurses Michigan Association of United Ways Michigan’s Children Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness Michigan Community Action
Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association Michigan Disability Rights Coalition Michigan League for Public Policy Michigan Primary Care Association National Association of Social Workers-Michigan School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan Wolverine Dental Hygienists’ Society Wolverine Human Services
Lynda Gregorini, RDH
Anne Gwozdek, RDH, BA, MA
Jane Halaris RDH, BS, MA
James K. Haveman Jr.
Mailan Hudson, RDH
Annette Jackson, RDH, BS, MCTEc
Lorene Kline, RDH, BSDH
RoseAnn Schihl, RDH, BS