Update on Dental Therapy bill and ADHA’s work with MDHA in Lansing
ADHA is pleased to partner with MDHA in their coalition efforts to bring dental therapy to Michigan. We are happy to report SB 541 is nearing the finish line in the Michigan House. Last week, the legislation passed the House Health Policy Committee and is now ready for consideration on the House floor. This week, MDHA Leadership and Ann Lynch, ADHA Director of Advocacy and Education, spent time directly advocating to Michigan Legislators urging them to pass SB 541. This legislation is important to increasing opportunities for Dental Hygienists and improving oral and overall health in the state.
Contact your State Representative today and ask them to vote YES on SB 541. Suggested message:
“My name is _____. I am a registered dental hygienist in your district and I support SB 541 because it will expand access to oral health in areas of greatest need by allowing trained and licensed dental therapists to provide preventive and limited restorative care in safety net clinics and dental shortage areas. I urge you to vote YES for SB 541.”
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE ASAP. CLICK ON THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE LINK TO FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR. WE CANNOT BE SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT YOUR HELP!
Any questions please email or call Jan Miller.
Thank you and best wishes,
Becky and Jan
Becky Domagalski RDH, BS
Jan Miller RDH, BS
MDHA Immediate Past President
Legislative Council Chair