Michael Sanders (Dental) accepted Gov. Brian Sandoval’s three-year appointment to the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners. Sanders is the first academic dentist appointed to the board in its history. The board protects the dental health interest of Nevadans by developing and maintaining programs that ensure only qualified professionals are licensed to practice dentistry and dental hygiene, and that violators of the laws regulating the dental and dental hygiene professions are sanctioned as appropriate. Dr. Sanders is one of seven dentists appointed to the 11 member board.