Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) - Allowable Duties and Frequently Asked Questions

Law and regulation specifically define the duties that each category of auxiliary is allowed to perform, the level of dentist supervision required, and the settings in which the duties may be performed. It is a criminal offense to perform illegal functions, as well as grounds for license discipline of both the person performing the illegal function and any person who aid or abets such illegal activity.

The duties and responsibilities that RDHAPs are allowed to perform are specified in the Business and Professions Code Sections 1900 – 1966.6

California Northstate University – RDHAP Program Information

West Los Angeles College - RDHAP Program Information

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco - RDHAP Program Information

For other questions about RDHAP licensure, please call 916-263-1978.