Practice Matters


Resources on supervision requirements; what those requirements mean for every day practice

General Supervision: The Simple Truth

Background and Resources


Infection control practices

NYDHA is working with the NYS program of the One and Only professional and public information campaign to increase information about safe injection practices

Resources from NYS program, CDC including dental procedures


Use of xylitol

NYDHA’s House of Delegates, at its October 2010 meeting, approved a resolution advocating for the use of xylitol for its preventive benefits against oral disease.

NYDHA - position statement and backgrounder on xylitol

Council on Clinical Affairs of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry - policy on the use of xylitol in caries prevention



Endorsement of process of care for dental hygienists

In 2012, the DHASNY Board of Directors endorsed the process of care for dental hygienists

DHASNY position and report



Advocacy for early childhood dental home

DHASNY's House of Delegates, approved a resolution at its November 2012 meeting for establishment of a dental home for children soon after the eruption of the first tooth or by age one,

DHASNY position statement

DHASNY dental home campaign and related resource information

American Academy of Pediatrics statement on dental home



Right to Practice and Interact as a Profession

In November 2014, the DHASNY House of Delegates approved a resolution on the right to practice as a profession

DHASNY position statement