Changes to Dental Hygiene Supervision Requirements

Posted in Latest News on August 8, 2017.

Effective June 28, 2017, a dental hygienist who has received formal training can perform the following task under general supervision: Placing subgingival resorbable chlorhexidine, doxycycline hyclate, or minocycline hydrochloride.

Effective June 28, 2017, dental hygienists are authorized to perform root planing under general supervision.

The supervision requirements to administer local anesthesia have not changed.

64B5-16.006 Remediable Tasks Delegable to a Dental Hygienist.

(3) The following remediable tasks may be performed by a dental hygienist who has received training in these procedures in pre-licensure education or who has received formal training as defined by Rule 64B5-16.002, F.A.C., and who performs the tasks under general supervision:      

(l) Placing subgingival resorbable chlorhexidine, doxycycline hyclate, or minocycline            hydrochloride.

64B5-16.007 Levels of Supervision for Dental Hygienists.

By virtue of their training and licensure, dental hygienists are authorized to perform the following remediable tasks without additional training as defined in Chapter 64B5-16, F.A.C., under the following levels of supervision:      

      (3) General Supervision:      

      (c) Root Planing.



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