By now all of you know that the Oral Health Practitioner bill supported by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) is an ill-conceived idea. But do your patients know how this could affect them?
This experimental proposal puts patients at risk because it allows this dental practitioner to perform dental surgical procedures, including extracting permanent teeth, when a supervising dentist is not even in the building.
How do you think patients feel about having irreversible dental work done by someone with less training than you....and with no dentist to call from the next room if the procedure doesn’t go as planned?
We think it’s time for Minnesota lawmakers to hear from your patients. To assist you in this effort, we have developed a flyer that can be photocopied and used as a handout with patients you wish to share it with.
Action will be taken at the legislature soon. So, please, use this flyer in your offices this week and help send a strong message to legislators!
Thank you for your support and assistance.