dental therapist


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dental therapist

a mid-level provider with distinct educational, examination, and practice requirements who may perform procedures as specified by state-specific laws. Procedures may include: oral health instruction and disease prevention education, including nutritional counseling and dietary analysis; preliminary charting of the oral cavity; making radiographs; mechanical polishing; application of topical preventive or prophylactic agents, including fluoride varnishes and pit and fissure sealants; pulp vitality testing; application of desensitizing medication or resin; fabrication of athletic mouthguards; placement of temporary restorations; fabrication of soft occlusal guards; tissue conditioning and soft reline; atraumatic restorative therapy; dressing changes; tooth reimplantation; administration of local anesthetic; and administration of nitrous oxide. Also may include emergency palliative treatment of dental pain; the placement and removal of space maintainers; cavity preparation; restoration of primary and permanent teeth; placement of temporary crowns; preparation and placement of preformed crowns; pulpotomies on primary teeth; indirect and direct pulp capping on primary and permanent teeth; stabilization of reimplanted teeth; extractions of primary teeth; suture removal; brush biopsies; repair of defective prosthetic devices; and recementing of permanent crowns.
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They would operate under the supervision of a licensed dentist, who will have the authority to choose which procedures the dental therapist can perform and intervene whenever needed.
1,2) As a result, consideration of a dental therapist or mid-level provider model has had increasing momentum in a number of states.
This law will help us hire a dental therapist to make sure our people are getting the oral health care they need.
From 2015 to 2016, the Vermont State Dental Society spent over $200,000 in reportable lobbying expenses trying to stop the dental therapist model and other proposals.
Essentially, the position of dental therapist falls halfway between the jobs of a dental hygienist and a dentist.
Either the dental therapist or dental hygienist completes the screening of COHI-eligible children in the fall and performs the first fluoride varnish application.
We have recognised that dental decay or dental carries has increased in the children of Oman," Aisha Al Maskari, dental therapist at the ministry, told the Times of Oman.
Contract awarded for Provision Of Venue & Catering Of Buffet Dinner for Dental Therapist Day Celebration 2015 For School Dental Service (SDS) of Health Promotion Board.
I have already started my first job as a dental nurse and I am aspiring to do more, possibly going on to become a dental therapist.
Senate Bill 193 establishing the new profession of dental therapist was defeated.
Our staffing structure consists of five dentists, one practice manager, nine nurses, one dental therapist and two receptionists.
Te Malama O Te Tauhunu consists of 23 Tokelau health workers, most of whom are New Zealand-trained registered nurses, along with health promoters, mental health workers, and a dental therapist.