What is a RDHAP?

A Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) is a licensed registered dental hygienist with specialized training that holds a specific license to allow him or her to practice in settings outside of the traditional dental office. These practice settings may include but are not limited to schools, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, private homes and in some instances their own RDHAP offices. The RDHAP provides patients the same type of professional preventive care they would receive in a dental office, but allows patients to receive this care conveniently.