Q: Under direct supervision in Tennessee how many hygienists is a dentist allowed to have in the practice?
there is no specific limit on the number of dental hygienists that a dentist can have under direct supervision in Tennessee. The Tennessee Board of Dentistry sets guidelines and regulations for dental practices, including supervision requirements for dental hygienists.
Direct supervision means that the dentist is present in the office and available for immediate consultation, but they do not need to be physically present in the treatment room while the dental hygienist is providing treatment.
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