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Can hygienist give local for a doctors patient? If I was working on a pt that didn’t need local for their cleaning but needed it for filling they were having done right after, can I give local for that filling? I’m in michigan



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I would think your LA permit gives you the ability to give local to whoever needs it. The permit isn’t for hygiene pts only. Just document everything you do.

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I believe its only for hygiene purposes and a dentist must be present in the state of New York. I have heard of hygienist giving it for the doctors pt but I think that might be a state by state issue

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I would say the same thing. If local anesthesia is warranted then you should give it. I would use Lidocaine and about 1/2 the normal dose as an adult depending on the age.

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You can check with your local board as each stat is different. In Oregon we can give anesthetic to the doctors patients.

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Check with your State Dental Board and see what they allow. In most cases, you are allowed, within the parameters of your permit, to administer local anesthetic to other patients than just your hygiene patient. I have found that helping the dentist with this when you can helps with speeding up the time a patient has to actually wait for a procedure and the flow of patients is smoother not to mention you can increase productivity because you can fit a few more emergency patients in to the schedule because you have helped create a time window for your doctor :).

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I believe that in NY it’s only for hygiene purposes.

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Oregon has no restrictions on this. There are specialty offices that hire hygienists strictly for the administration of anesthetic.

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I am a hygienist in Michigan. You can administered Local Aneathetic and or Nitrous Oxide to DDS patient, they do not need to be a hygiene patient. The top two things to remember, #1. You cannot administer local or nitrous to any one under the age of 18. #2. You cannot administer local or nitrous without DDS in office.

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I would assume every state is different, but in Utah you can administer anesthesia to a Dr.’s patient. In fact, sometimes the patients prefer the hygienists because they are often more gentle!

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