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dental auxiliary

A person who assists in the care and treatment of dental patients. Responsibilities vary according to the needs of the dentist, training and capabilities of the individual, and state regulations. Common dental auxiliaries include receptionist, dental assistant, dental hygienist, and dental lab technician.
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den·tal aux·i·li·ary

(dentăl awg-zilyĕr-ē)
Employees or staff involved in provision of dental care (e.g., dental assistant, dental hygienist, office manager).
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When they complete the training and pass a licensure exam, the students become expanded function dental auxiliaries (EFDAs)--meaning they are licensed to do work that includes placing silver and bonded fillings in patients' teeth.
Birner agrees, on behalf of Perfect Teeth, to adopt and implement a corporate compliance plan in all 44 Perfect Teeth offices in Colorado to assure the goal of both Perfect Teeth and the Board that all Perfect Teeth offices remain in full compliance with the statutory limitations on the duties that can be performed by dental auxiliaries in Colorado.
The Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Assistants Association (NEPADAS) has responded to the expansion of Pennsylvania's scope of practice for Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries (EFDAs) in a positive manner.
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