FAQs

Do I have to belong to the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) if I want to belong to IDHA?

Yes. When you join IDHA, you also become a member of the ADHA and your local component. 

What is the CE requirement for each licensing period?

Dental Hygienists are required to have completed nineteen (19) hours of continuing education each licensing period.  Dental Hygienists are required to complete one-half of their continuing education in live presentations or live workshops.  They are also required to complete a basic life support course and a two (2) hour course which covers Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Indiana Statutes and Administrative Rules per renewal period.  Dental Hygienist's licenses expire on March 1st of even numbered years. 

How do I change my name on my license in Indiana? Ex. marriage, divorce

Please visit PLA: Indiana State Board of Dentistry for all the information on how to do so.

How do I obtain a license to practice in Indiana?

Please contact:

Indiana State Board of Dentistry

Professional Licensing Agency

402 West Washington St., Room W072

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Phone: (317) 234-2054

Email: pla8@pla.IN.gov

PLA: Indiana State Board of Dentistry