A10865, which crossed over on June 5, in New York, would amend the education law in regard to dental assisting. It is proposed that the required age to practice dental assisting be amended from 17 to 18.
HB1268 was passed in Missouri on May 1 and approved by the governor on June 29. The legislation now moves to the secretary of state. This bill allows the Missouri Dental Board to issue dental faculty permits to individuals who are employed by accredited dental schools, colleges, or programs in Missouri.
Dental therapy licensure continues to be discussed and enacted by several states across the nation.
Legislation influencing the dental assisting profession continues to be discussed in 42 states across the country. Learn more and influence your legislators by using the ADAA Legislative Tracker.