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The purpose of this blog is to help guide dental student so they can navigate the "Dental World".

About Dr. Dickinson

Mid-level providers- Part II

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill sponsored by Maine House Speaker Mark Eves would address an impending shortage of dentists and lack of dental care in the state.

The bill from the North Berwick Democrat would establish a license for mid-level dental hygiene therapists to provide limited oral care focused on prevention.

Maine has a shortage of dental care in 15 counties, resulting in high-cost emergency room visits. Eves says Maine’s dental shortage is a crisis that can’t be ignored because it has far-reaching effects for children and adults.

Wisdom Truth - Introduction

The two hours I spent with you yesterday, I hope, were eye-opening and thought provoking.  I am sure it was a ‘lecture’ unlike any you are used to hearing from your dental school faculty.  Their responsibility is to prepare you to be a competent diagnostician and clinician.  My goal is to prepare you for a ‘dental world’ unlike any we have seen in the past.  My goal is to prepare you to be successful in spite of the challenges you will face as graduates of the class of 2015.