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WVC 30 - 4 - 11 §30-4-11. Scope of practice for a dental hygienist.      The practice of dental hygiene includes the following:

     (1) Perform a complete prophylaxis, including the removal of any deposit, accretion or stain from supra and subgingival, the surface of a tooth or a restoration;

     (2) Apply a medicinal agent to a tooth for a prophylactic purpose;

     (3) Take a radiograph for interpretation by a dentist;

     (4) Instruct a patient on proper oral hygiene practice;

     (5) Place sealants on a patient's teeth without a prior examination by a licensed dentist: Provided, That for this subdivision, the dental hygienist has a public health practice permit issued by the board, and subject to a collaborative agreement with a supervising dentist and the patient is referred for a dental examination within six months of sealant application;

     (6) Perform all delegated procedures of a dental hygienist specified by rule by the board; and

     (7) Performing all delegated procedures of a dental assistant specified by rule by the board.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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