An Act To Expand the Scope of Practice for Denturists
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 32 MRSA §1081, sub-§2, ¶E, as amended by PL 2007, c. 620, Pt. C, §2, is further amended to read:
E. The filling of prescriptions of a licensed dentist by any person, association, corporation or other entity for the construction, reproduction or repair of prosthetic dentures, bridges, plates or appliances to be used or worn as substitutes for natural teeth, provided that as long as this person, association, corporation or other entity does not solicit nor advertise, directly or indirectly, by mail, card, newspaper, pamphlet, radio or otherwise, to the general public to construct, reproduce or repair prosthetic dentures, bridges, plates or other appliances to be used or worn as substitutes for natural teeth; and
Sec. 2. 32 MRSA §1081, sub-§2, ¶G, as amended by PL 2007, c. 620, Pt. C, §3, is further amended to read:
G. The taking of impressions by dental hygienists, independent practice dental hygienists or dental assistants for study purposes only ; and .
Sec. 3. 32 MRSA §1081, sub-§2, ¶H, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 620, Pt. C, §4, is repealed.
Sec. 4. 32 MRSA §1081, sub-§7 is enacted to read:
Sec. 5. 32 MRSA §1100-B, sub-§3, ¶B, as amended by PL 2013, c. 83, §1, is further amended to read:
B. The fitting of a denture to an edentulous or partially edentulous arch or arches, including the making, producing, reproducing, constructing, finishing, supplying, altering and repairing of dentures, without performing alteration to natural or reconstructed tooth structure. A denturist may perform clinical procedures related to the fabrication of a removable tooth-borne partial denture, including cast frameworks; and
Sec. 6. 32 MRSA §1100-B, sub-§3, ¶C, as amended by PL 1993, c. 600, Pt. A, §88, is further amended to read:
C. The procedures incidental to the procedures specified in paragraphs A and B, as defined by the board . ; and
Sec. 7. 32 MRSA §1100-B, sub-§3, ¶D is enacted to read:
D. The making, placing, constructing, altering, reproducing or repairing of nonorthodontic removable sports mouth guards and the provision of teeth whitening services, including fabricating whitening trays, providing whitening solutions determined to be safe for public use and providing any required follow-up care and instructions for use of the trays and solutions at home.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.