The Maine Dental Hygienists' Association
Representing over 1,250 Dental Hygienists across the state of Maine
Providing Safe, Effective, Quality Care for Patients
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Maine Board of Dental Examiners,143 State House Station, 161 Capital Street, Augusta, Maine,04333-0143
***US Supreme Court says NC dental board can’t regulate teeth whitening.***
Letter of support for Dental Hygiene Therapist Profession in the state of Maine.
This includes an extensive list of supporters.
Click file below:
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. Please be aware however that unfortunately the MBDE is often a couple of months behind in voting to accept minutes from the previous Board meetings. Although it is November, the most recent minutes that were voted on and accepted and available by the MBDE are August 2015. Board minutes are 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 DEC 11, 2015
ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
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.
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.