Licensure and Practice

 

The following provides some basic reference information on laws, rules and regulations relating to the profession, licensure and practice of dental hygiene. It is not a comprehensive list but intended to provide initial background and sources.

Education Law
Dentistry and Dental Hygiene [and Certified Dental Assisting] – Article 133 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm

Introduction:
6600 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#intro

Dental Hygiene Restricted Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Certificate:
6605-b - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhanes

Definition of Practice of Dental Hygiene:
6606 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhdef

Practice of Dental Hygiene and Use of Title “Dental Hygienist”:
6607 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhuse

Requirements for a License as a Dental Hygienist:
6609 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhrqts

Mandatory Continuing Education for Dental Hygienists:
6609-a - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhmce

Limited Permit to Practice Dental Hygiene:
6609-b - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#lpdh

Exempt Persons:
6610 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhexempt

Special Provisions:
6611 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhexempt

Nitrous Oxide Equipment:
6613 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#nox

 

Rules of the Board of Regents
Unprofessional Conduct
Part 29 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/title8/part29.htm

  General Provisions:
29.1 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/title8/part29.htm#gp

General Provisions for Health Professionals:
29.2 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/title8/part29.htm#hp

Special Provisions for Dentistry and Dental Hygiene:
29.5 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/title8/part29.htm#dent

Commissioner's Regulations
Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Certified Dental Assisting

Education Requirements (a); Requirements for restricted local infiltration anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia certificate (b):
Part 52 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part52-dent.htm#dh

Part 61 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm

Professional Study of Dental Hygiene (Education Requirements):
61.6 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhstudy

Licensing Examination:
61.7 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhexam

Licensure by Endorsement:
61.8 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhendorse

Practice of Dental Hygiene (Including Supervision Provisions):
61.9 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhpract

Continuing Education for Dental Hygienists:Licensure and Practice
61.16 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhce

Dental Hygiene Restricted Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Certificate:

61-17 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhanesth

 

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