From: Emily Dursteler
To: Scott Sandall,
Subject: Please support SB0177
Date: Wed Feb 11 16:35:38 MST 2015
I am  looking for your support. We have many underserved populations in the state of Utah that need oral health treatment. As dental hygienists, we are qualified to help with many of these needs, but because of current laws are unable to provide treatment without a dentist who is willing to examine the patients ahead of time. As you can imagine, it is difficult to find a dentist who will leave his/her busy practice to do so. This bill looks to open doors to allow experienced dental hygienists access to provide care for patients within the public setting such as in schools, long-term care facilities, hospitals and homebound patients. 37 states currently allow for this direct access, and Utah needs to be a part of this movement to provide care for those who need it most. Please support SB0177!


Emily Dursteler
1975 S 2580 E
St. George, UT 84790