Texas to Allow Dental Hygienists to Administer Local Anesthesia
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 04:48 PM
Only two states —Texas and Delaware — do not include the administration of local anesthesia in the scope of practice for dental hygienists. Now, Delaware is very close to being the only one, as the Texas state legislature passed a bill, HB 3824, enabling dental hygienists to administer local infiltration anesthesia under the direct supervision of a dentist in patients over 18. Read more.