Coalition Pushes Wisconsin Legislature For Dental Therapy Licenses

The push is on for the Wisconsin Legislature to create a dental therapist license as part of an effort to address a dentist shortage, particularly in rural areas.

A coalition of more than 50 groups is urging the Legislature to join with other states and countries facing similar shortages and pass a bill licensing dental therapists. The position is a step below a dentist.

Wisconsin’s bipartisan measure was introduced in March and is scheduled for a public hearing Wednesday before the Senate’s health committee.

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