In New Mexico a Dental Hygienist must be certified to administer local anesthesia under indirect supervision of a dentist.
By Examination Requirements:
By Credential Requirements:
Administration of Local Anesthesia is allowed under General Supervision when the dental hygienist
Emergency medical services must be readily available. Please refer to rules. Indirect supervision is required for continuing education and clinical examinations.
For an application and further information for New Mexico, contact:
New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care and the New Mexico Dental Hygienists Committee
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87504-5101
For further information regarding requirements, refer to the New Mexico Statute and Rules at: