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Thousands of members + your voice = major political clout under the Gold Dome. Because the GDA represents the majority of Georgia’s dentists, our voice is heard and respected, making us the oral health authority in Georgia.

Learn more and get involved in GDA’s efforts to protect the dental profession and your patients:

DCH Survey Regarding General Supervision of Hygienists

The Georgia Department of Community Health requests that dentists complete a survey regarding the general supervision of dental hygienists. The text of the letter and a downloadable survey are below: 

Dear Licensee:
As you are aware, the Georgia General Assembly passed HB 154 during its last session. O.C.G.A. § 43-11-74 (q) reads:

(q) The Georgia Board of Dentistry shall provide a report to the House Committee on Health and Human Services and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee by January 1 in 2018, 2019, and 2020 on the number of licensed dentists providing dental hygienist services under general supervision in each of the following settings: hospitals; nursing homes; long-term care facilities; rural health clinics; federally qualified health centers; health facilities operated by federal, state, county, or local governments; hospices; family violence shelters as defined in Code Section 19-13-20; and free health clinics as defined in Code Section 51-1- 29.4

As such, we are asking that you complete this survey no later than December 18, 2017. Please complete, scan and email this survey to or fax to 678.717.6435.

Survey: Dental Hygienists Under General Supervision (PDF)