Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association


Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association


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New law provides convenience for Hoosiers at the dentist

STATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1061, authored by State Representative Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis), was signed into law by Governor Pence. This law, in certain circumstances, gives dentists increased flexibility in their practices while allowing dental hygienists to treat more patients in a wider range of settings, which includes health facilities or nursing homes.

“Under current law, prescriptive supervision allows dental hygienists to perform their duties without a licensed dentist physically present in certain situations, which means dentists can spend more time with patients,” said Rep. Frizzell. “I was proud to champion this legislation which expands the locations a dental hygienist can provide treatment, under prescriptive supervision, so that more Hoosiers can have access to oral care and dentists can spend additional time with their patients.”

Changes to prescriptive supervision under HEA 1061 will allow dental hygienists to practice with a patient when a dentist is not present in a dental office, clinical setting or health facility. However, the hygienist must have completed two years of active practice, a licensed dentist has to have provided the patient an oral exam within the past seven months and the patient has to have a current medical history available. Dental hygienists will not be able to use a laser to provide treatment to patients. 

“This legislation serves to give dentists flexibility within their own practice while trusting the experience that dental hygienists have received through their work,” said Rep. Frizzell. 

HEA 1061 will go into effect on July 1 of this year. 
Click here to read the new law which goes into effect July 1, 2014:


                                    IDHA Professional Development Day


68th House of Delegates

May 16-17, 2014


Our meeting was very successful!  Thanks to all who participated in this event.  Please mark your calendars for next year's event:  May 15,16, 2015 at the Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Benco Dental, Dux Dental, Kerr TotalCare, GCAmerica, Inc, Colgate,

Sunstar Butler, XylliMelts, Dr. Kurt Losier, NE Indiana Sensational Smiles




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HB 1061 was signed by Gov. Pence this past week.  While the journey of the bill was long and arduous, we are proud to say that with the diligent work of many people, we have advanced the profession of dental hygiene! A BIG thank you to the professionals, who made this happen!

The bill in its entirety can be read at this link:



Melissa Spriggs, IDHA President
PO Box 2324
                            Portage, IN 46368-2324                            

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 Continuing Education Page and our News Page. You can also call IDHA’s Office for information, 219-798-2340. 

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To improve the public’s health, the mission of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association is to advance
the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care, increasing awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education,
licensure, practice and research, and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.

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