The Minnesota Department of Human Services is forming a “Dental Services Advisory Subcommittee” (DSAC) to help them better manage and coordinate dental services for people enrolled in their public dental programs. They have been legislatively mandated to create this subcommittee and are actively soliciting names of interested dentists who treat Minnesota Health Care program clients. The legislation requires that the dental subcommittee consist of general dentists, dental specialists, safety net providers, dental hygienists, representatives from health plan companies, county and public health agencies, consumer groups, health research, and the Minnesota Department of Health.
A particular focus of this new subcommittee will be to formulate policy recommendations using the best available research on the safety and effectiveness of dental services; that is, they should be evidence-based.
The first meeting of the group is expected to occur later this summer. The subcommittee is expected to meet 6 to 8 times a year on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
We strongly encourage you to read the attached letter from DHS to learn more about the subcommittee and the application process. Applications must be received no later than July 31st, and must include a Curriculum Vitae, with information describing your background and interest in serving on the subcommittee. For more information, contact Chris Reisdorf at 651-431-2480 (or Dick Diercks or Pat Glasrud at the MDA office).
Read the DHS letter here.