New mid level dental provider in Kansas.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Dental equipment and supplies industry (Laws, regulations and rules)
Dental personnel (Laws, regulations and rules)
Author: Lane, Ronda V.
Pub Date: 03/01/2011
Publication: Name: The Dental Assistant Publisher: American Dental Assistants Association Audience: Academic; Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 American Dental Assistants Association ISSN: 1088-3886
Issue: Date: March-April, 2011 Source Volume: 80 Source Issue: 2
Topic: Event Code: 930 Government regulation; 940 Government regulation (cont); 980 Legal issues & crime Advertising Code: 94 Legal/Government Regulation Computer Subject: Government regulation
Product: Product Code: 8043800 Dental Auxiliaries NAICS Code: 62121 Offices of Dentists SIC Code: 3843 Dental equipment and supplies; 5047 Medical and hospital equipment
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Kansas Geographic Code: 1U4KS Kansas
Accession Number: 264920655
Full Text: Kansas HB 2280 and SB 192 could create a new mid-level dental care provider to combat a statewide shortage of dentists. Fourteen counties in Kansas have no dentists at all and 91 counties have some form of dental shortage which represents a significant statewide shortage. This legislation is being sponsored by the Kansas Dental Project, which consists of the Kansas Action for Children, the Primary Care Association of Kansas and the Kansas Health Consumer Coalition. As proposed, the practitioners would have to first complete an associate level dental hygiene program at one of the state's five colleges and then take an additional 12-18 months of education from the dental hygiene institution before receiving a practitioner's license from the Kansas Dental Board.

compiled by Ronda V. Lane, CDA, RDA, BS
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