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Oral Health Practitioner Work Group

The 2008 Minnesota Legislature passed legislation establishing a new oral health practitioner discipline, licensed by the Board of Dentistry and working under the supervision of a dentist. The legislation also creates a work group to advise the commissioner of health on recommendations and legislation to specify the training and practice details for oral health practitioners and report to the 2009 Legislature. MDH's Office of Rural Health & Primary Care (ORHPC) will convene and host the work group created. The 13-member work group must complete its work by December 15, 2008, at which time it will dissolve. MDH and the Board of Dentistry must report work group's recommendations and proposed legislation to the Legislature by January 15, 2009.

The Oral Health Practitioner Workgroup consists of 12 members appointed by nine organizations as follows:

  • One dentist and one dental hygienist appointed by the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Two persons appointed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at least one of whom must be a dentist
  • One representative who must be a dentist, appointed by the Board of Dentistry
  • Two dentists appointed by the Minnesota Dental Association
  • One dental hygienist appointed by the Minnesota Dental Hygienists Association
  • Two persons representing safety net dental providers serving low-income and at least one of whom must be a dentist
  • A pediatric dentist appointed by the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentists
  • A representative of the commissioner of health
  • A representative of the commissioner of human services


Final Report and Proposed Legislation

Letter from Commissioner of Health Dr. Sanne Magnan (PDF 183KB/1 page)

Final Report (PDF: 2.7MB/118 pages)

Proposed Legislation - 1/8/09 (PDF: 346KB/20 pages)

Meetings

Meeting schedule and work plan

Agendas, background information and minutes:

Documents

Introductory memo to work group members - July 16, 2008 (PDF: 27KB/1 page)

Project summary and timeline (PDF: 34KB/4 pages)

Laws of 2008: CHAPTER 358--S.F. 2942 - Oral health practitioner work group (PDF: 42KB/4 pages)

Membership

Oral Health Practitioner Work Group membership roster (PDF: 34KB/1 page)

Public input (accepted through December 15, 2008)

Input letter from Lloyd Wallin, DDS - 8/25/08 (PDF: 339KB/2 pages)

Input letter from Teri Youngdahl, CDA, RDA - 8/26/08 (PDF: 97KB/1 page)

Input letter from Lloyd Wallin, DDS - 9/2/08 (PDF: 85KB/1 page)

Input letter from Paul Bischel, DDS - 9/2/08 (PDF: 53KB/2 pages)

Input letter from Lloyd Wallin, DDS - 9/22/08 (PDF: 260KB/2 pages)

Input letter from Teri Youngdahl, CDA, RDA - 10/01/08 (PDF: 12KB/1 page)

Input e-mail from Linda Jorgenson - 10/3/08

Input letter from Lloyd Wallin, DDS - 10/14/08 (PDF: 938KB/7 pages)

Input e-mail from Paul Bischel, DDS - 10/4/08

Input e-mail from Laura Eng, DDS - 10/28/08

Input letter from Kathryn Roberts, CEO/President of Ecumen (PDF: 69KB/1 page)

Input e-mail from Paul Bischel, DDS - 11/12/08

Input letter from Michael J. Madden, DDS - 12/9/08 (PDF: 13KB/1 page)

Input letter from John Conry, BDS, MS - 12/10/08 (PDF: 11KB/1 page)

Input letter from John Lueth, DDS - 12/10/08 (PDF: 54KB/4 pages)

Input letter from R. Bruce Templeton, DMD, and Jamie L Sledd, DDS - 12/10/08 (PDF: 50KB/2 pages)

Input letter from Timothy J. Flor, DDS - 12/10/08 (PDF: 103KB/2 pages)

Input letter from Amos Deinard, MD, MPH - 12/2/08 (PDF: 362KB/2 pages)

Updated Tuesday, 30-Nov-2010 16:21:22 CST