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).
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.
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.
IDHA sends second letter to Governor Pritzker requesting Executive Order for expanded functions to administer vaccinations during the mass vaccination effort. See letter here.
Dear Illinois Dental Hygienists,
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CPR and CE updates Dec 2020.pdf
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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