If statutes and regulations are silent or do not prohibit a procedure, the interpretation is that a licensee may perform the procedure as long as he/she has the appropriate training and supervision.
Yes – Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH) can use in their state
No – State Practice Act prohibits laser use by RDH
Not Included – State Practice Act does not clearly state that use of laser is prohibited
State Practice Acts are regularly updated. Check with your state’s dental board for the most current requirements relating to your scope of practice.
References: ALD.org, dentistryiq.com, ADHA.org