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Kansas State Board Laser Rules
- Gingival curettage
- Yes, RDH can use laser, can initiate the tip, stay within hygiene scope of practice.
- State: Statute Chapter 65 Article 14 section 56
“….. (b) The practice of dental hygiene shall include those educational, preventive, and therapeutic procedures which result in the removal of extraneous deposits, stains and debris from the teeth and the rendering of smooth surfaces of the teeth to the depths of the gingival sulci. Included among those educational, preventive and therapeutic procedures are the instruction of the patient as to daily personal care, protecting the teeth from dental caries, the scaling and polishing of the crown surfaces and the planing of the root surfaces, in addition to the curettage of those soft tissues lining the free gingiva to the depth of the gingival sulcus and such additional educational, preventive and therapeutic procedures as the board may establish by rules and regulations….”
- Email: “It is not the instrument but the procedure. If the procedure is allowed by a dental hygienist and they have had proper training it will be up to the dentist if she can use the laser. “