2011

Expanded Practice Dental Hygienists May Administer Local Anesthesia, Etc.

In 2011 Senate Bill 738 amended the Oregon Dental Practice Act to allow expanded practice dental hygienists who have entered into an agreement with an actively licensed dentist to administer local anesthesia, apply temporary restorations without excavation, prescribe prophylactic antibiotics & non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and determine overall dental risk assessment & referral parameters.

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