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Dental Therapists / Maine's Maple Sugar Industry
March 22, 2012  
A dentist about to examine a patient

Mike Saxl, who is working with the Pew Foundation, and Dr. Timothy Oh, a dentist in Ellsworth, discussed a new kind of mid-level dental provider to Maine, often called a "dental therapist." There are already small programs in Alaska and Minnesota, and some people would like to see the idea come to Maine as a pilot program. Also, Lyle Merrifield of the Maine Maple Producer's Association discussed this year's maple sugar crop - as well as a new study on the potential for the maple sugar industry in Maine.


Maine Dental Access Coalition


Dental Access for Maine


Maine Dental Association


Pew Children's Dental Campaign


PBS NewsHour/Alaska Dental Therapist story


Caring Hands of Maine/Dr. Timothy Oh



Maine Maple Producer's Association website


Maine Maple Sunday Map website


Jillson's Farm


Maine Maple Task Force Study Group Report to the Maine Legislature


Maine Watch logo


Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks episode #2728


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