S.20 (Act 161)

An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Sponsors: Sen. Claire Ayer, Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Sen. Jeanette White

Last Recorded Action: 6/2/2016 - Signed by Governor on <strong>June 2, 2016</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session

Friday, January 23, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
Robin Miller, Office of Oral Health, Department of Health
Julie Arel, Director, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Department of Health
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont State Dental Society
Beth Nolan, Outreach and Project Coordinator, Voices for Vermont Children
Julia Shaw, Policy Analyst, Office of the Health Care Advocate
Barbara Grimes, Dental Hygiene Program Director, Vermont Technical College

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Larson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
Gary Davis, DDS
Thomas Connolly, DDS
Marilyn Copeland, Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Peter Galbraith, DDS
Falko Schilling, Consumer Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Sheila Bannister, Assistant Professor, Vermont Dental Hygienists' Association

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Ellen Grimes, RDH, MA, MPA, Ed.D, Dental Hygiene Program Director, Vermont Technical College
Julia Shaw, Policy Analyst, Office of the Health Care Advocate
Daneille Delong, Health Program Administrator, Medicaid Policy, Department of Vermont Health Access
Sarah Wovcha, JD, MPH, Executive Director, Children’s Dental Services, Minnesota
Marshall Shragg, MPH, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Dentistry
Ana Karina Mascarenhas, Associate Dean of Research & Chief of Developmental Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine
William Lambrukos, , Senior Vice President, Operations and Senior Vice President, Delta Dental of Vermont
Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children

Friday, February 20, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont State Dental Society
Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
11:15 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:45 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up and Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
2:45 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Beth Nolan, Outreach and Project Coordinator, Voices for Vermont Children
Jamie Feehan, Government Relations Director, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer
Sheila Bannister, Assistant Professor, Vermont Dental Hygienists' Association
Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
Ellen Grimes, Doctor, Vermont Technical College

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:15 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Dr. Galbraith and Dr. Willard's testimony via phone

Shon DiGualielmo, DDS
Peter Galbraith, DDS
Ellen Grimes, RDH, MA, MPA, Ed.D, Vermont Technical College
Dr. Mary Willard, Director, DHAT Educational Program, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
David Jordan, Dental Health Access Project, Boston, MA

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
-

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Dr. Jane Grover, Senior Manager, American Dental Association

Friday, March 13, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
-

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Chris Winters, Secretary of State's Office

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:30 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Discussion, Markup & Vote

Dr. Joe Nieters, D.D.S.
Dr. Patrick Rowe, D.D.S.
2:30 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Continued

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jamie Feehan, Government Relations Director, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer
Chris Winters, Secretary of State's Office
Ellen Grimes, Vermont Technical College

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
5:30 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
Chuck Seleen, DMD, Director, Vermont Dental Care
Patrick G. Foltyn, Government Relations Representative, The Cincinnati Insurance Company
Joshua Bratt, DMD, Dental Director, Community Dental Clinic, Community Health Service of Lamoille County
William Lambrukos, Senior Vice President, Operations, Operations, NEDD; and Delta Dental Plan of Vermont
Dr. Patrick Rowe, DDS

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:30 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
-

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Discussion regarding Sen. Mullin, Sen. Snelling and Sen. Kitchel Amendments

Sen. Kevin Mullin, Assistant Minority Leader, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
Diane Snelling
Sen. Jane Kitchel, Co-sponsor
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Beth Nolan, Outreach and Project Coordinator, Voices for Vermont Children

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
10:30 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont State Dental Society
Charles Bookwalter, DDS
Chuck Verderber, DDS
Beth Nolan, Outreach and Project Coordinator, Voices for Vermont Children
Peter Galbraith, DDS
Peter Youngbaer, Executive Director, People's Health & Wellness Clinic

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michelle Fay, Voices for Vermont's Children
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
Sarah Wovcha, JD, MPH, Executive Director, Children's Dental Services, Minnesota
Charles Bookwalter, DDS
Jim Gold, DDS
Caroline Murphy, DDS
Chris Pazandak, DDS
15 mins after the floor adjourns

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Sheila Bannister, Assistant Professor, Vermont Technical College, Vermont Dental Hygienists' Association
Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low-Income Advocacy Council

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
10:30 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Frank Catalanotto, Univ. of FL Dept. of Community Dentistry & Behavioral Sciences; Chair, Board of Directors, Oral Health America, Director, Southeast Center for Research to Reduce Disparities in Oral Health
Robin Miller, Director of Oral Health, Department of Health
Phil Lavoie, DDS
Grace Branon, DDS
Savannah Bonorden, Dental Therapist (DHAT), Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
3:30 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Joint Hearing with House Government Operations and House Human Services Committees in Room 10

Leon Assael, Dean, Minnesota University School of Dentistry

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
3:00 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Joint Hearing with House Government Operations- Room 10

Leon Assael, Dean, Minnesota University School of Dentistry

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
2:30 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Ellen Grimes, Doctor, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College
Ken Burchesky, D.D.S.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Heidi Tringe, Maclean, Meehan & Rice, Inc., Vermont Dental Society

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Susan Barrett, JD, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board
Falko Schilling, Consumer Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Ellen Grimes, Director, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College
Dr. Patrick Rowe, D.D.S., MPH
Edward Pantzar, D.D.S., Chair, Board of Dental Examiners
Larry Novins, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Dawn Philibert, Representative, Governor's Commission on Successful Aging
Aaron French, Deputy Commissioner,  Health Services and Managed Care, Department of Vermont Health Access
Sherin Tooks, Director, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
Ellen Grimes, Director, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up & Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
Dawn Philibert, Policy Director, Department of Health
Ellen Grimes, Director, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College
Phil Lavoie, DDS
Heidi Tringe, Maclean, Meehan & Rice, Inc., Vermont Dental Society
15 mins after floor adjourns

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up & Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 mins after floor adjourns

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up & Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Grimes, Doctor, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College
Heidi Tringe, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
Steve Pitmon, DDS

Friday, April 1, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 mins after floor adjourns

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up & Vote

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michelle Fay, Voices for Vermont's Children
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
1:00 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up & Vote

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
Paul Kenworthy, General Dentist

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Rep. Patsy French
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Larry Novins, Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Edward Pantzar, D.D.S., Chair, Board of Dental Examiners
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
Cassandra Coakley, DDS, Montpelier
3:00 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Michelle Fay, Member, Voices for Vermont's Children

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Testimony by phone.

Sarah Wovcha, JD, MPH, Executive Director, Children's Dental Services, Minnesota
10:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mr. Youngbaer will submit testimony in writing. Dr. Rowe needs to testify between 10-11

Ellen Grimes, Doctor, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College
Peter Youngbaer, Executive Director, People's Health & Wellness Clinic
Dr. Patrick Rowe, D.D.S.
Dawn Philbert, Member, Governor's Commission on Successful Aging
11:15 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Allison Crowley Demag, Lobbyist, Morris and DeMag
Vaughn Collins, Executive Director, Vermont State Dental Society
Grace Branon, DMD, St Albans
12:15 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Committee Discussion and vote


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Larry Novins, Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
Michelle Fay, Voices for Vermont's Children

Friday, April 22, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Amendments from H. Government Operations & H. Ways & Means
Committees

Rep. Robert LaClair, Reporter

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Amendments

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
Rep. Butch Shaw, Sponsor

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:55 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Rep. George W. Till
Heidi Tringe, Maclean, Meehan & Rice, Inc., Vermont State Dental Society