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 The Maine Dental Hygienists' Association 

Representing over 1,250 Dental Hygienists across the state of Maine
and
Providing Safe, Effective, Quality Care for Patients

Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope that you find it informative.


Maine Board of Dental Examiners,143 State House Station, 161 Capital Street, Augusta, Maine,04333-0143
Phone 1-207-287-3333
Fax 1-207-287-8140


***US Supreme Court says NC dental board can’t regulate teeth whitening.*** 


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MBDE Minutes

Letter of support for Dental Hygiene Therapist Profession in the state of Maine.
This includes an extensive list of supporters.
Click file below:
UPDATE

In an effort to keep Maine's Dental Hygiene Professionals aware of the happenings at the Maine Board of Dental Examiners, we will be posting the minutes of Board meetings as soon as they are available.
 Board minutes will be posted in the column to the right.

MAINE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS SUBCOMMITEE ON DENTAL HYGIENE & THE FULL BOARD OF THE MBDE NEXT MEETING IS FRIDAY FEB 12th, 2016

ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

THE AGENDA WILL BE POSTED THE MINUTE IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
​FYI

To your RIGHT will find two files. 

 The first file is important information regarding the last legislative session. There were a number of laws that directly affect the MBDE authorizing statute. Please review this information, as licensee's it is your responsibility to stay up to date and informed. 

The second file is the newly enacted Public Law, (signed into law by our Governor Paul R LePage) which allows Dental Hygienist in the State of Maine to prescribe, dispense or administer anti-cavity toothpastes or topical gels with 1.1% or less of NaFl and oral rinses of 0.05%, 0.2%, 0.44%, or .5%NaFl, and prescribe or dispense or administer chlorhexidine  gluconate oral rinse.
The Nursing Home Epidemic and the Silent Neglect. 
See article and accompanying short video below from the NY Times. 
The lack of daily oral care in nursing facilities is “an epidemic that’s almost universally overlooked,” said Dr. Sarah J. Dirks, a dentist who treats nursing home residents in San Antonio.
CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE AND VIDEO
MBDE MEETING DATES FOR 2016
Jan.8, Feb 12, March 11,
April 8, May 13, June 24,
July 15, August 12, Sept 9,
Oct.14, Nov 18, Dec 9
The Board of Dental Examiners meetings begin
promptly at 9:00 a.m. They are preceded by the 
Dental Hygiene Sub-Committee and/or Denturist
 Sub-Committee meetings, which run from 8am–9am. 
Meetings are held at the MBDE, Augusta, Maine.
​These meeting are open to the public. We encourage you to become involved.

MBDE RULES COMMITTEE DATES FOR 2016
Jan. 1, Feb 26, March 18
April 15, May 20, June 17
July 22, August 19, Sept. 16
Oct. 21, nothing scheduled for Nov, Dec., 16

These meetings are also open to the public and we encourage all to become involved.
IMPORTANT
FEBRUARY 2016 NEWS ARTICLE FROM ACCESS MAGAZINE:

"Federal Trade Commission Issues 
Guidance to State Licensing Boards"

You will want to pay specific attention to magazine pages 9 and 10. 



Click here for the link to Access Magazine, then go to pages 9 & 10 of the magazine.