Under the supervision of a dentist, dental hygienists provide treatment to prevent cavities and gum diseases.
Dentists and dental hygienists must be licensed by the Board of Regents to practice in New York State.
Any use of the title "Dental Hygienist" within New York State requires licensure.
To be licensed as a dental hygienist in New York State you must:
The licensure and first registration fee is $128.
In 2018,there were 481 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019,there were 472 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2020, there were 10,442 active licenses for this profession.
New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Dentistry
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Press 1 then Ext. 550
Fax: (518) 473-0567
Email: [email protected]
29-1292.00 - Dental Hygienists
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American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 440-2500
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 12/14/20.
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