Maine Citizens Ask: Must I Really Strip and Shave for My Dentist?

Augusta, ME (September 9, 2008) – Hard as it is to believe, the State of Maine dental board is poised to approve new regulations that will require some patients to “strip and shave” for even common dental procedures, such as root canals and fillings.

The approval could come as early as Friday, September 12, when the Maine Board of Dental Examiners (MBDE) votes on a plan to require Maine dentists to administer an electrocardiogram (ECG) to all patients who opt for a popular, safe form of pain and anxiety sedation.

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