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 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

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To improve the public’s health, the mission of the Indiana 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.