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Mandibular block IANB:by Maryland Dental Hygienists Passed 2012!
Maryland House and Senate Approve April 2012
Dental Hygiene

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HB 172/SB 344 - Health Occupations - Dental Hygienists - Local Anesthesia

These bills authorize dental hygienists to administer the Inferior Alveolar Nerve block, commonly known as the mandibular block in addition to the current law of Local Anesthesia by Infiltration. This bill will go into effect October 1, 2012. Those hygienists who took the full local anesthesia coursee PRIOR to October 1, 2011 must take a refresher course on block. Please check our CE department for more information. Hygienists trained after October 1, 2011 will be qualified to administer the IANB.
Congratulations Dental Hygiene students who attended the Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association Advocacy  Day in January, 2012 to advocate for this bill!!!!!