Collaborative Management Agreements
A Collaborative Management Agreement (CMA) is required by law. The CMA both protects and benefits the dentist and dental therapist. It can serve as an excellent communication tool so that both parties understand the terms of the agreement.
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According to the statute, all CMAs must be filed with the Board of Dentistry before the dental therapist/advanced dental therapist cares for patients and must be updated when changes occur or, at a minimum, on an annual basis.
See these guidelines and templates for drafting a CMA
Contact an educational program for additional assistance.
Multiple dentists in a practice
If the practice includes multiple dentists, consider a discussion regarding the dental therapist with all of the practice's dentists before employing the dental therapist. There may be a benefit to having all the dentists on a collaborative management agreement (i.e. scheduling and billing flexibility).