Report from Legislative Session

Frank H. White III, D.D.S.

    • FL-state-capDental Student loan repayment program appears to be on track to be reinstated.
    • Single administrator for Dental Medicaid passed in the House 166-1.
    • Unfair Practices Insurance Bill is in committee for review and discussion of the issues.
    • Local Anesthesia Bill: In House – This would allow licensed dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the direct supervision of a dentist. GDA recommends that only the dentist administer local anesthesia.
    • Anti-Fluoridation Bill: Did not move out of the House during this session.