Introduction to Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice (CDHP) in Minnesota
Welcome to the second course in this series that addresses the practice of dental hygiene in Minnesota using a collaborative practice agreement. The limited authorization provision in the Minnesota Dental Practice Act is an attempt to extend dental hygiene services to locations and populations that otherwise may be underserved. If you are a dental hygienist or a dentist who is considering entering into a collaborative agreement, this course will help you become familiar with the basic concepts fundamental to limited authorization dental hygiene practice. The course will also provide ready access to online resources for learning more about the process for establishing such a practice, and addresses these topics:
- Collaborative dental hygiene practice definition
- Non-traditional practice settings
- Collaborative dental hygiene agreements
- Registering agreements
- Practitioner perspectives
- Frequently asked questions
- Workforce survey
- Direct access in states other than Minnesota.
If you have not had a chance to already, read our directions on how to navigate the course.