By Bob Beck
Cheyenne, WY – The State senate has given final approval to the bill that would pay for ten students a year to get a dental education out of state. Wyoming will repay their loans if the students come back to practice dentistry in the state for a period after they graduate. Senator John Barrasso says there are about 250 dentists in Wyoming and half are over the age of 50, which could lead to a shortage of dentists. He predicts that this program will be more successful then a similar program to recruit doctors. It will cost the state 500-thousand dollars up front. The bill now goes to the house of representatives.