Regulatory Boards

The practice of dental hygiene is regulated in all U.S. states by a dental or dental hygiene board. Each state’s board issues licenses, handles disciplinary matters and makes rules detailing how licensees comply with requirements in state dental practice acts.

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The Dental Hygiene Participation in Regulation resource below details the states that have dental hygiene advisory committees or varying degrees of self-regulation for dental hygienists.

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