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Disciplinary actions associated with the administration of local anesthetics against dentists and dental hygienists.

Authors
  • Scofield, JoAnn C
  • Gutmann, Marylou E
  • DeWald, Janice P
  • Campbell, Patricia R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
79
Issue
1
Pages
8–8
Identifiers
PMID: 16197757
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study affirmed public safety, which should be helpful to states considering statutes to allow the administration of local anesthetics by dental hygienists. Results suggest that properly educated dental hygienists in the states surveyed have administered local anesthetics to patients without harm.

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