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Scope of Practice for New York State Licensed Registered Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Recent changes to section 6608 of Education Law and sections 52.26, 61.9 and 61.13 of the Commissioner's Regulations have changed the scope of practice for New York State licensed registered dental assistants and dental hygienists. The Department is currently developing a questions and answers guide to help clarify the changes. Please keep checking this site for additional information. (June 2007)