Legislation

H.1185 An Act relative to dental hygienists

Type:  Healthcare 

This legislation would allow dental hygienists who have obtained a special permit and training to administer nitrous oxide to patients while under the direct supervision of a dentist. Nitrous oxide is a safe and reliable method to reduce a patient’s fear or anxiety before or during dental procedures. It is cited by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as one of the safest sedatives used in the field and 32 other states have passed similar legislation.