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Dental Legislation

General Legislation Updates

Public Act 100-0829 - January 1, 2019

Public Act 100-0829
Please be advised as of January 1, 2019:

All children in kindergarten and the second, sixth, and NINTH grades of any public, private or parochial school shall have a dental examination.

IDPH: Public Health Intervention: Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride for Arestin Dental Caries

Click here to read the Public Health Intervention: Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride for Arresting Dental Caries published September 15, 2017.

Tobacco 21

On Sunday April 7, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation, that raises the legal age for purchasing cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. Read the bulletin here!

House Bill 345 takes effect July 1, 2019. It aims to reduce tobacco use among teens and young adults by preventing them from starting.

The Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association was a proud supporter of House Bill 345, also known as Tobacco 21.

SB2631 Expanded Function Dental Assistant Course Work

Dec 1, 2020

Update: Please watch this video to understand the law for the EFDA Coronal Scaling Law: Watch here on YouTube

May 2, 2018

This legislation outlines the required course work for Expanded Function Dental Assistants. SB2631 has passed in the Senate and is currently in the House.

Click here to read the bill

Click here to follow the bill

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