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Secretary of Health’s COVID-19 Dental Advisory Group Meeting
Little Rock, Ark. – In consultation with Governor Asa Hutchinson, Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith has named a COVID-19 Dental Advisory Group to provide input from the dental community regarding resuming dental services in Arkansas.
The group will meet May 5, 2020, at 3 p.m. Two representatives from the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners, Arkansas State Dental Association, and the Arkansas State Dental Hygiene Association have been named to the advisory group, which also includes Brad Erney, DDS, dental representative on the Arkansas Board of Health.
Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners
Fred Church, DDS, MS (Chairman)
Cara Jones, DDS, MS (Member Delegate)
Arkansas State Dental Association
R. Pierce Osborne, II, DDS (President)
Ernie Woodward, DDS, MS (Member Delegate)
Arkansas State Dental Hygiene Association
Jennifer Stain, RDH (President)
Bridget Fitzhugh, RDH (Member Delegate)
Dr. Smith and Governor Hutchinson will also join the meeting. Jose Romero, MD, Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Chief Medical Officer, and Lindy Bollen, Jr., DDS, Director of the ADH Office of Oral Health, will lead the discussion.
This meeting will be held remotely: dial-in 1-888-278-0296; access code 7985208#