Registered Dental Hygienist Scope of Practice

Familiarizing yourself with the scope of dental hygiene practice in Colorado (or your state) will help you begin your CO MDI work. This is outlined in Colorado’s Dental Practice Act, House Bill (HB) 14-1227, and the Colorado Dental Board Rules and Regulations which can be found here: Consider how the scope of practice will impact how your project is implemented.

The policies regarding dental hygiene practice differ by state. The American Dental Hygiene Association offers a visual graph of the variance across the country.