However, since many of the states in the eastern part of the United States use the NERB
to test their applicants, a large number of recent dental hygiene graduates will be able to obtain licensure based on a NERB
a notarized letter) to the MSBODE demonstrating that the applicant has administered a minimum of 25 injections in the last two years and has passed the NERB
Local Anesthesia Examination with a score of 75 percent or higher.
In order to qualify for the permit, dental hygienists must have passed the NERB
written local anesthesia exam and have completed a board-approved course in local anesthesia administration.