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What Maine dental therapists are expected to do in preparation

  • Attain an additional 1.5 to 2 years of education
  • Complete 1,000 clinical hours
  • Pass a clinical examination approved by the Board of Dental Examiners
  • Licensed dental hygiene therapists can perform both preventive and routine restorative dental care, such as filling cavities
  • Practice under the direct supervision of a dentist

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