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Legislation introduced to create dental therapists in Ohio

by ODA Staff
6/1/2016
ODA Today

Legislation to create a dental therapist in Ohio was introduced in the Ohio Senate on May 17. The Ohio Dental Association is strongly opposed to this legislation.

Senate Bill 330 creates a new midlevel dental provider, a dental therapist, plus changes the delegable duties and supervision of hygienists, assistants and EFDAs. Sen. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) introduced the legislation, and it is co-sponsored by Sens. Cliff Hite (R-Findlay), Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) and Cecil Thomas (D-North Avondale).…

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