The Senate Health and Welfare Committee has approved an appointment of a dentist for the Davenport County dentistry that is in the midst of a recall process.
The panel said Monday it had voted to approve an appointment to be made by the D.C. County Board of Dentistry and Surgeons.
The committee is reviewing the appointment of Richard B. Smith, who has served as the DMD for the county since April.
Smith had been tapped by D.L. Moore, who is running for governor.
Smith is the third dentist to be named for the coronavirus recall process after Dr. Stephen M. Stover was appointed in March and Dr. Richard E. Ruggles was appointed last month.
Smith has served on the DME’s dental council since 2013.
The DMD said in a statement that it was looking forward to working with the DDSS to help improve the dental care experience for all of its residents.