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Dental Hygienist

Description

Under the supervision of a dentist, dental hygienists provide treatment to prevent cavities and gum diseases.

Licensing Requirements

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professsions, to practice as a dental hygienist in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at www.op.nysed.gov/dentdhlic.htm.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2012,there were 446 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2013,there were 487 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Dentistry Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 270
Fax: (518) 402-5354
E-mail: opunit3@nysed.gov

Standard Occupational Classification

29-2021 - Dental Hygienists
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Additional Information

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 440-2500

The American Dental Hygienists' Association
444 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 440-8900
E-mail: mail@adha.net

Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/03/14.

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