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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. 

Does ADHA decide which component I belong to?

Yes, unless you specify which component you would like to belong to on your membership application. This can also be changed at any time by contacting ADHA.

Where can I go to learn more about the most current version of the Indiana statutes and administrative rules?

Please visit PLA: Dentistry Resources (

What is the CE requirement for each licensing period?

IC 25-13-2-6 Dental hygienist continuing education requirements

     Sec. 6. (a) A dental hygienist must complete at least nineteen (19) credit hours in continuing education courses each license period.

     (b) Credit hours may be applied under this section only toward the credit hour requirement for the license period during which the credit hours are earned.

     (c) During a license period, a dental hygienist may not earn more than five (5) credit hours toward the requirements under this section for continuing education courses that relate specifically to the area of practice management.

     (d) During a license period, at least half of the required minimum credit hours must be earned through live presentations or live workshops.

As added by P.L.185-1991, SEC.5. Amended by P.L.179-1996, SEC.2; P.L.105-2008, SEC.28; P.L.103-2011, SEC.9; P.L.155-2016, SEC.4; P.L.35-2020, SEC.6.

Dental Hygienists 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.


For more information on CE requirements visit: PLA: Dentistry Licensing Information

What is required to administer nitrous oxide by a dental hygienist in Indiana?

The statute IC-25-13-1-10.7 states what is required.

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

Please visit PLA Online Services: Renew License and/or Update Address & Contact Info 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


IPLA: Dentistry Licensing Information

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