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2022 Legislation and Advocacy


IDHA Press Release About HB4501

HB4501 has passed in both the Senate and House on Friday, April 8.  There was also a second amendment that was passed the same day.

Find your STATE senator HERE.


This bill will expand where public health dental hygienists can practice. It amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Provides that the definition of "public health setting" includes a nursing home or long-term care community.

This bill was heard on Wednesday, February 2, by the Licensed Activities Committee.  IT PASSED!!!  It has also had 2 readings on the Senate floor.  It was added to HB4501 and passed in both the Senate and House.


This bill amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Provides that the definition of "teledentistry" includes the use of telehealth systems and methodologies in dentistry and dental hygiene, rather than just dentistry.  It will also counter bill SB3168.

SB3190 Fact Sheet

It has been sent back to Assignments and never came out of committee.

What's happening with dental?

   Find out the latest updates here

   Find out how you can help with dental legislation and learn about the IL Hy-PAC here

Not sure how to find our Dental Practice Act or Rules?

Find your legislators

Use the link below to find your local legislators! 

Search using your address and then confirm your address to see all your IL legislators. 

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Learn About the Dental Assistant Coronal Scaling Law in Illinois

You have the professional responsibility to report any office that is not following the IL Dental Practice Act. This can be done by contacting the IDFPR and/or the IL Board of Dentistry at (888) 473-4858 or online here.

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