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Long-sought bill to help dental care on tribal land is first to pass Legislature Read more here:


February 14, 2017

The easy passage of the first bill to make it through the Legislature this year showed little of the controversy that has dogged the issue for years at the Capitol.

Senate Bill 5079 seeks to improve oral health on reservations by allowing tribes access to federal dollars when using midlevel dental care providers, known as dental therapists. Dental therapists provide preventative care and procedures, such as oral exams, X-rays and crowns.

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