As part of its charge in its hearing last Thursday, the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services looked into the state of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. The Executive Director Julie Hildebrand, the Director of Enforcement Lisa Jones and their new General Counsel testified before the Committee.
As such testimony about the latest changes in the TSBDE is of interest to Medicaid dentists, we have put the video of their testimony up on YouTube and it is available here. It is 27 minutes in total.
The charge stated:
Dental Board Reforms: Monitor implementation of initiatives aimed at improving the State Board of Dental Examiners’ ability to protect public safety, including strengthening the Board’s authority and enforcement powers, improving the complaint review and resolution processes, and increasing staffing to improve the Board’s ability to respond to complaints and potential fraudulent activity. Determine whether there are additional changes necessary to ensure that the Board is able to regulate the practice of dentistry and ensure public safety.