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Dental Hygienist Scope of Practice Laws Map


Dental hygienists provide essential support for the oral health care system in the United States. State laws and regulations define which oral health treatments may or may not be performed by dental hygienists and often address where the treatments may be performed, under what supervision, and other requirements, such as licenses or education level. Many states also classify dental hygienists into groups based on those requirements. On this page, you can learn about dental hygienist licensing requirements, authority, and supervision requirements throughout the country.

To explore these laws use the query box below.  This page has been updated through August 2012.

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Dental Hygienist (1st Classification)

 
 
 
Requirements for Dental Hygienists (1st Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perform Scaling - Dental Hygienists (1st Classification)
 
 
Scaling Settings - Dental Hygienist (1st Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scaling Supervision - Dental Hygienists (1st Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apply Fluoride - Dental Hygienists (1st Supervision)
 
 
Fluoride Settings - Dental Hygienists (1st Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fluoride Supervision - Dental Hygienist (1st Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apply Sealants - Dental Hygienists (1st Classification)
 
 
Sealants Settings - Dental Hygienist (1st Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sealants Supervision - 1st Classification
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)

 
 
 
Requirements for Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perform Scaling - Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)
 
 
Scaling Settings - Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scaling Supervision - Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apply Fluoride - Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)
 
 
Fluoride Settings - Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fluoride Supervision - Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apply Sealants - Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)
 
 
Sealants Settings - Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sealants Supervision - Dental Hygienists (2nd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)

 
 
 
Requirements for Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perform Scaling - Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)
 
 
Scaling Settings - Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scaling Supervision - Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apply Fluoride - Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)
 
 
Fluoride Settings - Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fluoride Supervision - Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apply Sealants - Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)
 
 
Sealant Settings - Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sealants Supervision - Dental Hygienists (3rd Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dental Hygienist (4th Classification)

 
 
 
Requirements for Dental Hygienists (4th Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perform Scaling - Dental Hygienists (4th Classification)
 
 
Scaling Settings - Dental Hygienists (4th Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scaling Supervision - Dental Hygienists (4th Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apply Fluoride - Dental Hygienists (4th Classification)
 
 
Fluoride Settings - Dental Hygienists (4th Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fluoride Supervision - Dental Hygienists (4th Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apply Sealants - Dental Hygienists (4th Classification)
 
 
Sealant Settings - Dental Hygienists (4th Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sealants Supervision - Dental Hygienists (4th Classification)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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