Dental therapy bill on the house next week

Thousands of North Dakotans currently do not receive regular, routine dental care. Far too many families, kids, older, and rural North Dakotans don’t have access to affordable dental care. North Dakota House members will soon vote on House Bill 1426, legislation that would authorize Dental Therapists to practice in the state under the supervision of dentists. Dental therapists can help expand affordable, quality care to more patients and provide treatment to underserved at-risk populations in community settings, such as schools or nursing homes, and rural areas. Urge your representative to close the dental gap by supporting HB 1426 which would help improve access to affordable dental care for families, kids, lower-income, older North Dakotans, Native Americans, Medicaid beneficiaries, and those without dental insurance. You can send a message to your representative by using this link Here. North Dakotans for Dental Access Coalition Members AARP North Dakota Alliance for Health Care Access (Grand Forks) Community Action Partnership of ND Family Voices of ND Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons North Dakota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics North Dakota Dental Hygienists’ Association North Dakota Nurses Association North Dakota Nurse Practitioners Association North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project North Dakota Public Health Association North Dakota Rural Health Association North Dakota State Association of City and County Health Officers North Dakota Women’s Network Northland Health Centers Third Street Clinic (Grand Forks) Americans for Prosperity Americans for Tax Reform The Pew Charitable Trusts United Tribes of North Spirit Lake Tribe Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Three Affiliated Tribes of Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians North Dakotans for Dental Access www.nddentalaccess.com

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