Update on Dental Therapy bill and ADHA’s work with MDHA in Lansing

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

MDHA President

Jan Miller RDH, BS

MDHA Immediate Past President

Legislative Council Chair

jgmiller67@hotmail.com

248-891-9855

SB5241 Pre-K Screening

SB 5241

 

ORAL HEALTH CARE FOR OUR CHILDREN MUST BE A PRIORITY FOR MICHIGAN

HB 5241 INITITATES A PROCESS THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL CHILDREN

WE, AS REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS, ARE THE PREVENTIVE EXPERTS OF THE DENTAL PROFESSION

WE ARE PASSSIONATE ABOUT ORAL HEALTH

ORAL DISEASE CAN BE CRIPPLING TO A YOUNG CHILD

I HAVE EXPERIENCED, AS MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES HAVE, HOW DENTAL DISEASE EFFECTS CHILDREN.  DIFFICULTY EATING, SLEEPING AND AFFECTING THEIR OVERALL HEALTH.

HAVE YOU SEEN A CHILD TRYING TO CHEW WHEN IT’S PAINFUL TO BITE DOWN?

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