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Dental hygienist without a license

What are Illinois laws regarding a graduated dental hygienist without a license and coronal polishing and sealants ?



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After looking at the Illinois Board of Dentistry website, it appears that a dental assistant must be certified/licensed to coronal polish and place sealants, so I’d assume that the same goes for a dental hygienist (must be licensed). Otherwise it may be considered practicing without a license. However, this question is probably best asked to the Illinois Board of Dentistry directly, as they are the governing body over rules, regulations, and licensure.
 
From: http://www.dalefoundation.org/resources-and-state-requirements/State-Dental-Assistant-Requirements/Illinois
 
To perform coronal polishing, place pit and fissure sealants, monitor patients under nitrous oxide, or monitor patients under sedation, a dental assistant must:
(1) Be at least 18 years of age
AND
(2a) Complete 1,000 hours of clinical dental assisting experience
or
(2b) Complete a CODA-accredited dental assisting program
or
(2c) Hold a current national DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Certification,
AND
(3a) Complete an Illinois Board-approved course relative to the expanded function in question, subject to specific didactic and clinical requirements
or
(3b) Provide proof of completion of an Illinois Board-approved dental assisting program that contained the expanded function in the curriculum
 
Again, I don’t want to give incorrect information so this question is probably best asked to the Illinois Board of Dentistry directly.

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