Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association (VDHA)

Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association
PO Box 1482
Williston VT, 05495-1482



 Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association

Legislative Update

May 1, 2014

The Vermont legislative session is coming to a close for 2014 and after several weeks of testimony for and against the Licensed Dental Practitioner bill in the Governmental Operations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, VDHA is sorry to report that testimony for Senate bill S. 35 will not be heard in the Senate this session. Unfortunately, we just ran out of time.

As you know, VDHA strongly supports this legislation based upon the evidence supporting the creation of a new dental team member in order to increase access to dental care in our state. We will be back again in January 2015 when the session starts to continue our fight.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to contact your Senators and Representatives, and to all of you who have indicated interest in the passage of S.35.  

If you have questions about the provider or the bill itself, please contact VDHA Legislative Chair Sheila Bannister at Thank you for supporting the professional organization that works for YOU!