Tex. Occ. Code Section 256.055
License Examination


The board shall provide for the examination of an applicant for a dental hygienist license.


The examination must include subjects and operations relating to dentistry and dental hygiene, including:














dental hygiene treatment planning;


dental materials;






microbiology; and


any other subject regularly taught in reputable schools of dentistry and dental hygiene that the board may require.


The board shall contract with one or more independent or regional testing services for any required clinical examination. If the board uses one or more regional testing services, the board may contract for or otherwise use licensed dental hygienists to provide assistance to the regional testing service or services.


The board shall have the written portion of the board’s jurisprudence examination validated by an independent testing professional.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1249, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.081(b), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Source: Section 256.055 — License Examination, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­256.­htm#256.­055 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 256.055’s source at texas​.gov