Judith, a Dental Hygienist for 56 years, shares her thoughts on Oral Health Care and the importance of general supervision. Courtesy of Georgia Dental Hygenists Association.

"In years of practice in Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida, the only state that required a dentist to be present at all treatment was Georgia..."

Legislation to allow dental hygienists to practice acts in expanded “safety-net” settings such as long-term care facilities would allow greater access by seniors for preventive and therapeutic dental hygiene services. Licensed dental hygienists working under the proposed legislation would provide services within their current scope of practice as granted by the Georgia Board of Dentistry while under the supervision of a collaborating, licensed practicing dentist in Georgia. Learn more by reading Georgia Council on Aging's Fact Sheet on the issue