About the Board

The purpose of the Board, which was established in 1891, is to protect the public health and welfare by seeking to ensure that the public is served by competent and honest practitioners. This is done by establishing minimum standards of proficiency, and by examining, licensing, regulating and disciplining those who practice in the profession. The primary responsibilities of the Board are to license qualified applicants; promulgate rules; investigate complaints and cases of possible noncompliance with laws; and impose discipline when deemed appropriate.

The Board is a nine-member regulatory body comprised of 5 dentists, 2 dental hygienists, 1 denturist and 1 public member. The Board also has a Subcommittee on Dental Hygienists and a Subcommittee on Denturists comprised of additional dental practitioners who make recommendations to the full Board on regulatory matters. All members are appointed by the Governor and meetings are scheduled on a monthly basis.

The Board employs its own administrative staff and is provided with legal staff by the Office of the Maine Attorney General.

About the Licensure Program

The Board grants licenses in the following categories: dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, denturists, independent practice dental hygienists, dental hygienists with public health supervision, expanded function dental assistants, and dental radiographers. The Board also issues permits to qualified licensees to perform certain dental procedures, including the use of nitrous oxide, local anesthesia, moderate sedation, deep sedation and general anesthesia.

Members of the Board and Subcommittees

Board Members
Stephen G. Morse, DMD, Board Chair Dentist Member
Glen S. Davis, DMD, Board Vice Chair Dentist Member
Paul P. Dunbar, DDS Dentist Member
Nancy Foster, RDH, EFDA Dental Hygiene Member
Tracey Jowett, RDH Dental Hygiene Member
Todd Ray, DMD Dentist Member
M. Lourdes Wellington Public Member
Kathryn A. Young, LD Denturist Member
Mark D. Zajkowski, DDS, MD Dentist Member
Subcommittee on Dental Hygienists Members
Nancy Foster, RDH, EFDA, Subcommittee Chair Dental Hygiene Member/Board Member
Ann-Marie Grenier, IPDH, Subcommittee Secretary Dental Hygiene Member
Vacant Dental Hygiene Member
Stephen G. Morse, DMD Dentist Member/Board Member
Glen S. Davis, DMD Dentist Member/Board Member
Subcommittee on Denturists Members:
Kathryn A. Young, LD, Subcommittee Chair Denturist Member/Board Member
Michael Adkins, LD Denturist Member
Gareth T. Coward, LD Denturist Member
Vacant Dentist Member/Board Member
Paul P. Dunbar, DDS Dentist Member/Board Member