LD 1514, “An Act to Conform Maine Law to the Requirements of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation."
  - Aligns Educational standards with CODA;
  - Allows educational institutions to work with CODA to design curriculum and degree offerings;
  - Grants the supervising dentist the authority to decide the level of supervision; and
  - Clarifies reciprocity for DHTs trained in other states.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) serves the oral health care needs of the public through the development and administration of standards that foster continuous quality improvement of dental and dental related educational programs.

Children suffer most

Dental care is the most common unmet health treatment need in children and 15 of 16 Maine counties have federally designated shortage areas.

31% of Mainers do not have a dentists

61% of children on MaineCare did not receive any dental care in 2014.

40% of dentists plan to retire

or reduce their hours within the next 5 years, according to a 2012 survey.

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