In 2011, House Bill 187 created a Community Dental Health Coordinator – a dental assistant, hygienist or other trained personnel certified by the board to provide educational, preventive and limited palliative care and assessment services working collaboratively under the general supervision of a dentist in community settings, dental offices and clinics.
Allowable services include:
Education and Examination Requirements for the CDHC:
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: