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Missouri State Board Laser Rules
- Gingival curettage
- RDH can use laser, stay within scope of practice. Can initiate tip.
- Emailed: “The Missouri Dental Board does not regulate the tools used by dentists or dental hygienists. The use of diode lasers would have to fall under the scope of practice for dentists and dental hygienists in order for them to use them.
- State: “A hygienist may perform the following procedures under general supervision: (A) Scaling and polishing teeth (prophylax- is); (B) Applying dental sealants; (C) Periodontal root planing, debridement, and curettage; (D) Nonsurgical periodontal procedures; (E) All procedures delegable to a dental assistant or certified dental assistant, except the expanded functions in section (5) of this rule. (4) A hygienist may perform the following procedures under indirect supervision: (A) Administering nitrous oxide analgesia, as outlined in section (8) of this rule; B) Administering local anesthesia, as out- lined in sections (9) and (10) of this rule; (C) Procedures deemed appropriate by a dentist as outlined in section 332.091, RSMo; and (D) All procedures allowed under general supervision as outlined in section (3) of this rule. “