Ga. dental hygienist bill advances, with FTC support

Dr. Bicuspid –

A bill that would allow Georgia dental hygienists to provide preventive care without the direct supervision of a dentist appears headed for legislative approval, after it was approved February 16 by the state’s House of Representative’s Health and Human Services Committee.

The bill, HB 684, received a boost from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which stated on February 1 that the measure would “particularly benefit underserved populations with limited access to preventive care.”

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