06 Dec: Rice Bills Requires More Schooling For Dental Hygienists

TRENTON – Legislation co-sponsored by Senators Robert W. Singer and Ronald L. Rice which would require dental hygienists to complete 20 hours of continuing education requirements as a condition of biennial license renewal, was approved by the full Senate today.

“Dental care is sometimes overlooked and too many New Jersey residents are not taking the time to get regular check ups,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex. “It’s no surprise that a lack of regular visits to the dentist will lead to other health problems, but by exercising good dental hygiene citizens can greatly improve their quality of life.

Dental hygienists are so important because they are the first line of defense for keeping us well.”