The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama was established to ensure that every dentist and dental hygienist practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The practice of these professions is a privilege granted by the State. The Board of Dental Examiners is responsible for licensure, monitoring and ensuring the safe practice of dentists and dental hygienists in their service to the people of Alabama.
BOARD RULE CHANGES
There will be a Public Hearing for the following proposed Rule amendment October 5, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
at the Board office:
The following Rule Amendment will be effective August 9, 2018:
The following Rule Amendments will be effective September 9, 2018:
Hygiene Infiltration Anesthesia Information
UAB has released information for the new Hygiene Infiltration class which will be November 9-11, 2018.
Please click the link to UAB below for information on the class.
A permit issued by the Board will be required for a dental hygienist to administer infiltration anesthesia injections. A dental hygienist can qualify for this permit after one year of working in a clinical environment and upon completion of CE requirements. The permit will not be issued until the hygienist completes proper education.
Please click below for the application.
INFILTRATION ANESTHESIA - A form of local anesthesia wherein the terminal or peripheral sensory portion of either the maxillary or mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve endings are anesthetized by injecting a solution submucosally into an intra—oral circumscribed area for the relief or prevention of pain.
(a) The board may permit licensed dental hygienists to administer infiltration anesthesia under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. The board may promulgate rules further limiting the administration of infiltration anesthesia by dental hygienists. In order to administer infiltration anesthesia, a dental hygienist shall possess a dental hygiene infiltration anesthesia permit issued by the board. To receive a dental hygiene infiltration anesthesia permit from the board, a dental hygienist shall apply on an application form approved by the board, submit the appropriate application fee, and have been engaged in the active practice of dental hygiene for the 12 months immediately preceding initial application. A dental hygienist applying for a dental hygiene infiltration anesthesia permit shall submit proof to the board that he or she has fulfilled at least one of the following qualifications:
(b) A dental hygiene infiltration anesthesia permit shall be renewed annually upon payment of a renewal fee and proof of completion of any continuing education requirements established by rule of the board. Section 3. This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.
Results of the 2018-2019 Board Member Election
Total votes: 837
Bruce E. Cunningham 748 votes (89%)
Thomas T. Willis 89 votes (11%)
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