Dental Therapy Rulemaking Proceeding

The proposed rules of the Board of Dentisty relating to Dental Therapists and Advanced Dental Therapists, (Minnesota Rules, Chapter 3100) have been assigned to Judge Eric L. Lipman.  

As part of the rulemaking process, a hearing was held on August 5, 2011, at the Minneapolis office of the Board of Dentistry. During the hearing, a twenty-calendar-day period was set for the receipt of written comments regarding the proposed rules. Thus, the initial deadline for the submission of written comments in this rulemaking proceeding is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2011.

After the period for submission of written comments ends, state law provides the agency and all interested persons an additional period of five working days for filing a written response to any comments which were submitted during the initial comment period. New matters may not be introduced or raised during this five-day rebuttal period. The five-day rebuttal period will expire at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2011.

Interested members of the public can e-mail, mail, fax, or deliver public comments to Judge Lipman concerning the proposed rules. His address is as follows:

Honorable Eric L. Lipman
Administrative Law Judge
600 North Robert Street
P.O. Box 64620
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55164-0620
Fax: 651-361-7936

Judge Lipman will issue a report with respect to the proposed rules on or about Monday, October 3, 2011.


Agency Information

For copies of the proposed rules, the Statement of Need and Reasonableness, and other materials, visit the website of the Board of Dentistry.

Public Comments

Comments that have been received by Judge Lipman since August 5, 2011, and public exhibits that were received at the hearing, are posted below.

Agency Comments 

None at this time