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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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It is interesting to report that being a dental auxiliary in Malaysia was associated with a higher risk of back pain compared to dentists.
It is up to government officials and agencies at all levels, professional dental organizations, dental schools and dental auxiliary training programs, dental education accrediting bodies or agencies, advocacy organizations, the healthcare insurance industry, parents and/or legal guardians and, most important, those individuals with disabilities to ensure that this scenario is multiplied countless times in the future.
In addition to the dentist, the dental team includes auxiliary staff often consisting of a dental hygienist, dental assistant and expanded function dental auxiliary (EFDA).
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If you worked as a part-time VA nurse, physicians' assistant, or expanded-function dental auxiliary, and retired between April 1986 and January 2002, you may be eligible for additional pension benefits.
The North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners recently approved expanding the scope of practice of Registered Dental Assistants and dental hygienists to include Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary.
I became a dental hygienist because after a 14-year career as an expanded function dental auxiliary, I really wanted to increase my ability to provide patient care.
Elaine Buscemi, Director of the Dental Auxiliary Education Program