Teledentistry and Dental Hygienist Legislation Ratified by the North Carolina General Assembly

On July 21, 2021, the North Carolina Legislature voted in final approval of Senate Bill 146, sending the legislation to Governor Cooper’s desk to be signed into law.

The legislation, originally filed as joint bills by Senator Jim Perry and Representative Donny Lambeth, formalizes the practice of teledentistry and allows dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia, among other provisions.

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