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Midlevel Dental Professionals

An agreement was reached in April 2018 on the introduction of new legislation, An Act to Improve Oral Health for All Massachusetts Residents, that would create a new class of dental therapist professionals while mandating commonsense requirements that protect patient safety and additional resources aimed at increasing access to care for underserved populations.

Midlevel Compromise Update

The Legislature concluded its formal session on July 31st. The Massachusetts Dental Society had hoped that the Legislature would pass the compromise comprehensive oral health legislation. Unfortunately, time ran out before the bill could find its way through the entire legislative process. The MDS legislative team will continue advocating for the passage of this important legislation.

Midlevel Legislative Agreement

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