Pennsylvania Department of State
PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

October 2010 www.dos.state.pa.us
BOARD MEETING DATES
Dec. 10, 2010
Jan. 21, 2011
March 18, 2011
April 29, 2011
June 10, 2011
July 29, 2011

OTHER NEWS
Disciplinary Actions
A listing of disciplinary or corrective measures taken by the 29 professional licensing boards and commissions, Charitable Organizations and Notaries Public.
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State Senate Confirms Basil L. Merenda
as Secretary of the Commonwealth
Secretary Basil L. Merenda

The Honorable Basil L. Merenda was unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate as Secretary of the Commonwealth on Sept. 27. 

His confirmation is a testimony to the strong working relationships and excellent service that he and the staff of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) has provided to Pennsylvanians and members of the Legislature during his tenure as Commissioner of BPOA and Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs. 

Congratulations, Basil!

New Board Officers Elected

Philip T. Siegel, D.D.S. has unanimously been elected as Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry.  AAO Board Certified in Orthodontics and AAPD Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Siegel resides in Philadelphia and succeeds John V. Reitz, D.D.S., who has completed his appointment to the State Board of Dentistry. 

Mariellen Brickley-Raab, R.D.H. of Solebury, Pa. was unanimously re-elected as Secretary of the State Board of Dentistry. 

Pennsylvania Now Accepts Dental Clinical Examinations Administered by Other Regions

The Pennsylvania regulation governing Examinations for the Licensure of Dentists and Dental Hygienists has been revised.

Read more to learn which testing agencies are now approved to administer examinations.

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New Developments and Issues Emerge at Second Health Licensing Board Roundtable Meeting


Mark Vessella talks with roundtable members
Secretary Basil L. Merenda and Deputy Commissioner Mark Vessella held a Health Licensing Board Roundtable discussion meeting in Harrisburg on Oct. 21.  This was the second time the health licensing board chairs, administrators and division chiefs gathered for a joint meeting.

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P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.1389 | ST-DENTISTRY@pa.gov
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