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Texas sunset panel calls for “sweep” of dental board over non-public-safety agenda

Update: In response to concerns about the deregulation of dental assistants, in its final recommendation, issued in August, the Texas Sunset Commission altered a recommendation by its staff to eliminate licensure for dental assistants, instead recommending that the state consolidate the separate certification provisions for dental assistants - four in all - into one.


After several months of staff reports and hearings, and over the board's objections, the Texas Sunset Commission agreed in August to recommend a "sweep" of the Board of Dental Examiners, slashing . . .

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