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Are dental hygienists allowed to administer N2O, treatment plan, and diagnose perio/gingivitis in Colorado?



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Each state has it’s own Dental Practice Act. This can be found on the board of dentistry website for each state. Here is a link for duty and functions for dental hygienists in Colorado: https://agd.org/files/webuser/website/advocacy/dentalhyg.-asst.pdfdocs/hygienist_asst_duties_co(3-23-10)-1.pdf
Here is a link to Colorado’s Dental Practice Act: http://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DORA-Reg/CBON/DORA/1251632085632

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Diagnosis is allowed for hygienists anywhere for periodontal classification, as for diagnosing treatment (i.e. cavities, crowns, etc) no. SRP is able to be diagnosed because of periodontal classification.

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Also forgot to add that the Colorado Policy’s are currently being changed, as of this weekend (1-23) get involved in your local delegate!

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