Title 26: Professions and Occupations
Chapter 12: DENTISTS, DENTAL HYGIENISTS, AND DENTAL ASSISTANTS
Sub-Chapter 04: Dental Hygienists
26 V.S.A. § 624. Practice
§ 624. Practice
(a) A dental hygienist may perform duties for which the dental hygienist has been qualified by successful completion of the normal curriculum offered by programs of dental hygiene accredited by the American Dental Association or in continuing education courses approved by the Board. A dental hygienist may perform tasks in the office of any licensed dentist consistent with the rules adopted by the Board.
(b) In public or private schools or institutions, a dental hygienist with no less than three years of experience may perform tasks under the general supervision of a licensed dentist with no less than three years of experience as prescribed in guidelines adopted by the Board by rule.
(c)(1) A dental hygienist, when authorized by the Board by rule, may administer local anesthetics under the direct supervision and by the prescription of a licensed dentist.
(2) The license of a dental hygienist authorized by Board rule to administer local anesthetics shall have a special endorsement to that effect. (Added 2011, No. 116 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; amended 2013, No. 27, § 3.)