Taxonomy Code 124Q00000X

The directory of Dental Hygienists in Citronelle, Alabama was last updated 10/18/2021

Dental Hygienists
Taxonomy Code 124Q00000X

Classification: Dental Hygienist

Description

An individual who has completed an accredited dental hygiene education program, and an individual who has been licensed by a state board of dental examiners to provide preventive care services under the supervision of a dentist. Functions that may be legally delegated to the dental hygienist vary based on the needs of the dentist, the educational preparation of the dental hygienist and state dental practice acts and regulations, but always include, at a minimum, scaling and polishing the teeth. To avoid misleading the public, no occupational title other than dental hygienist should be used to describe this dental auxiliary.

Notes

Source: Comprehensive Policy Statement on Dental Auxiliaries, American Dental Association.