By Tim Kowols
A new state law affecting dental hygienists could be good news for area clinics. Earlier this year, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill letting dental hygienists work without the supervision of a dentist. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the rule change could make basic dental care more readily available for low-income and rural patients. Tanya Fischer from Door County Medical Center’s Dental Clinic says the law will not necessarily affect them inside the clinic itself, but will certainly be helpful in their outreach efforts.
The Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic is open five days a week in Sturgeon Bay and serves patients from low-income families and those on Medicaid.