IDHA may need your help to get the Public Health Dental Hygienist coursework expedited! Please watch your email for a possible legislative alert.
The Public Health Dental Hygienist (PHDH) was passed into law July 2016. To date the PHDH coursework has not been written by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
On September 26, Terri Apostolou, IDHA President Lisa Schmidt, and Component Trustee Jeanne Boesecker attended the Illinois Board of Dentistry meeting. Once again, IDHA expressed concerns regarding the timeframe in which the PHDH was signed into law, and the unwritten coursework.
IDHA works extremely hard on behalf of every RDH in the state, and will continue with every effort to expedite the PHDH coursework. Please visit the Legislative page on IDHA.net for the most up to date information.