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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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