A new state law aims to create increased access to dental care in Illinois.  The law broadens the scope of services dental assistants and dental hygienists can provide to low income children in underserved areas. 

State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) sponsored the bill.

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Assistants and hygienists will have to receive additional training to perform things like cleanings and teeth scaling on patients. 


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