The bill allows a dental hygienist to apply silver diamine fluoride under the direct or indirect supervision of a dentist if the dental hygienist:
- Holds a license in good standing to practice dental hygiene;
- Completes a course on the use and limitations of silver diamine fluoride;
- Is covered by professional liability insurance; and
- Has a collaborative agreement with a dentist that describes the silver diamine fluoride protocols, any restrictions or limitations, and follow-up and referral mechanisms.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)