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Reasons you could lose your license as a dental hygienist

On Behalf of | May 10, 2022 | Licensure Defense |

If you have a license to practice dental hygiene, it is crucial to go over the various reasons why the state suspends these licenses. Unfortunately, you could lose your license over false allegations, and the loss of your license could shatter your reputation, career and other facets of your life.

In Alaska, there are a number of circumstances in which the state suspends and revokes dental hygienists’ licenses. If your license is on the line, you need to carefully examine the details surrounding the incident(s) and the accusations. Make sure you have a solid understanding of the best course of action.

Grounds for suspending a dental hygienist’s license

According to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, the state of Alaska suspends licenses belonging to dental hygienists for many different reasons. For example, the state could take away your license if you fraudulently obtained your license or advertised your services in a misleading fashion. Criminal convictions that interfere with your ability to practice and fraud related to billing could also lead to the loss of your license.

Other factors that can lead to license suspension

In addition, the state could suspend or revoke your dental hygienist license if they find that you practiced while unfit as a result of drug or alcohol addiction, incompetence or a mental or physical disability. Failing to comply with professional standards or perform procedures while supervised by a licensed dentist could also result in the loss of your license, as well as lewd conduct while providing services.

With so much at stake, it is critical to evaluate your options carefully if you face the threat of losing your license.