HB18-1045 - Dental Hygienist Apply Silver Diamine Fluoride

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the application of silver diamine fluoride to dental patients.

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.)


Latest update: March 22, 2018
03/22/2018 - Governor Signed
03/19/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/19/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/19/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/13/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/12/2018 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/09/2018 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/08/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/05/2018 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/21/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/13/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/12/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/09/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/12/2018 - No Amendments
02/06/2018 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services