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  • 16 Jan 2024 4:27 PM | Anonymous

     Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 7:00 PM, there will be an information session regarding the Licensure Compact for dentists and dental hygienists. Legislators are also invited to attend this informative session led by Matt Shafer from the Council of State Governments. He will be reviewing the Compact, giving updates, and answering questions.  Seven states needed to make the compact a reality. Passed in Washington State, Iowa, and Tennessee.

    Update on the Licensure Compact January 16, 2024!

    Both the Assembly and Senate passed the DDH Compact legislation in Wisconsin today. This legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature.

    A hearing was held in Indiana regarding their DDH Compact legislation, and the bill was immediately passed out of committee. No opposition was recorded.

    Both Nebraska and Kansas will have hearings on their DDH Compact legislation next week.

  • 31 Aug 2021 7:10 PM | Anonymous

    Read the statement released from IDFPR here

    Please note: all requirements for renewal (CEUs, CPR, etc.) are still to be completed by September 30, 2021 regardless of the granted extension for time to pay to renew your dental hygiene license. Continue to check back on the IDFPR website to verify ability to renew your license. You should receive an email from IDFPR when the ability to renew opens up. Verify that your contact information is up to date here. *Your user name will likely be your license number (without a dash or . between the numbers).

  • 17 Feb 2021 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Are you unsure about if dental hygienists in IL are allowed by law to see a new patient prior to the dentist exam, and what type of exam is considered the exam? Please read this guidance provided by the IDHA that helps to elaborate this.

  • 3 Feb 2021 11:28 PM | Anonymous

    On January 29, 2021, The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation invoked their emergency powers to modify the professional license and certification statutes, along with regulations for Illinois licensed dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Unfortunately, this PROCLAMATION did not include dental hygienists. 

    In response, IDHA sent out a PRESS RELEASE to share our disappointment that dental hygienists were not included in this proclamation.  It was sent to various news outlets in Illinois.


  • 18 Dec 2020 5:51 PM | Anonymous

    IDHA sends second letter to Governor Pritzker requesting Executive Order for expanded functions to administer vaccinations during the mass vaccination effort. See letter here.

  • 18 Dec 2020 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Illinois Dental Hygienists,

    As shared via social media on December 3, 2020, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that any oral health care provider that provides direct patient care in a dental setting, is considered to be part of the “priority group” under healthcare providers to receive the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine first.1, 2  Early shipments of the vaccine will be prioritized to the 50 Illinois counties with the highest death rates per capita.... Continue reading letter here
  • 14 Dec 2020 10:06 AM | Anonymous
    During this crucial time when the COVID-19 vaccination is expected to roll out in mass quantities, the need for additional healthcare personnel to administer the vaccine will increase significantly. This is why adding dental hygienists to the healthcare personnel allowed to administer the COVID-19 vaccination is of high importance. See the following letter that IDHA sent to Governor Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ezike to request that expanded functions ability to join alongside our fellow healthcare professionals with getting the vaccination to the public. Read it here: IDHA - COVID 19 Vaccine Corospondance SF.pdf
  • 28 Jun 2020 10:48 AM | Anonymous

    The remaining PHDH certification course dates for 2020 are August 9th and October 11th.

    Find more info on the PDHD Page.

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