Welcome to the New Hampshire Dental Hygienists Association!
The mission of the NHDHA is to improve the public's total health by ensuring the access to quality oral health care by advancing the art and science of Dental Hygiene; increasing awareness of the cost effective benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of Dental Hygiene education, licensure, practice and research, and representing and promoting interests of Dental Hygienists.
A message from the NH BODE: DH Continuing Education "Hands-on" Requirement
Den 403.03 (a) states that all dental hygienists with a current NH license must complete a minimum 20 CEUs per biennium, 15 hours of which shall be earned in clinical setting, including the completion of a BLS-HCP course, as specified in Den 403.07 (b). Den 403.07 (c) states that all BLS-HCP courses shall include a hands-on component. On January 29, 2021, Governor Sununu signed Exhibit Y to Emergency Order #29 into action (linked below). This Exhibit states that licensees of any board under RSA 310-A:1, which includes the Board of Dental Examiners, shall be allowed to complete continuing education requirements remotely until 30 days after the end of the current State of Emergency. Although there are live classes with a hands-on component being offered, Exhibit Y allows for these requirements to be completed remotely.
Please feel free to contact the Board of Dental Examiners directly if you have any further questions.
Thank you, NHDHA Board of Trustees
NH COVID-19 Vaccine - Preregister NOW
We just received information regarding pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccination. Please visit this page on the Homeland Security Emergency Management/New Hampshire Dept. of Safety site. Once there, you can pre-register by filling out a form. Please do so STAT. The page holds links to additional information, as well as a phone number to use that will reach the COVID-19 Coordinating Office in New Hampshire.
NHDHA Board of Trustees