Michigan authorizes dental therapists: 3 details

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, R, and the state's legislator passed a bill to authorize dental therapists, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Here are three details:

1. The midlevel dental providers perform various routine procedures.

2. Previously, dental therapists required a license. Without it, they could not practice dentistry unless they reached an agreement with a supervising dentist.

3. Supporters claim the ruling will allow more people to receive care, specifically in underserved and rural areas.

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