Dental hygiene practice.

Authors: Representative David Frizzell

Co-authors: Representative Sheila Klinker, Representative Harold Slager, Representative Robin Shackleford

Sponsors: Senator Jean Leising, Senator Jean Breaux, Senator Ron Alting

Advisors: Representative Harold Slager, Representative Sheila Klinker


Allows a dental hygienist to practice under prescriptive supervision in a dental office, clinical setting, or health facility if certain conditions are met. Allows the board of dentistry to approve other locations where a dental hygienist may practice under direct or prescriptive supervision. Prohibits a dental hygienist from using a laser to provide treatment to a patient. Requires the board of dentistry to report to the legislative council on the effectiveness of dental hygiene prescriptive supervision laws.