Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 318

H.P. 309 - L.D. 421

An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Licensure Qualifications of Independent Practice Dental Hygienists

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 32 MRSA §1094-K,  as enacted by PL 2007, c. 620, Pt. B, §1, is amended to read:

§ 1094-K.  Education and experience

An applicant for licensure under this subchapter as an independent practice dental hygienist must:

1. Bachelor's degree and 2,000 hours experience.   Possess a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from a dental hygiene program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, or its successor organization, and document one year or 2,000 work hours of clinical practice in a private dental practice or nonprofit dental clinic under direct or general supervision of a dentist during the 2 4 years preceding application; or
2. Associate degree and 5,000 hours experience.   Possess an associate degree in dental hygiene from a dental hygiene program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, or its successor organization, and document 3 years or 6,000 5,000 work hours of clinical practice in a private dental practice or nonprofit dental clinic under direct or general supervision of a dentist during the 6 years preceding application.

Effective September 12, 2009

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