expanded function dental assistant

expanded function dental assistant

a dental assistant with training beyond basic dental assisting, who has passed a competency examination, and who has state-granted permission to perform certain dental procedures other than the removal, altering, or shaping of human tissue. Examples of some expanded functions are placement of post-extraction and sedative dressings; placing periodontal dressings; sizing stainless steel crowns; placing and condensing amalgam for Class I, V, and VI restorations; carving amalgam; placing composite for Class I, V, and VI restorations; polishing the coronal surfaces of teeth; minor palliative care of dental emergencies (placing sedative filling); preliminary bending of archwire; removal of orthodontic bands and bonds; final cementation of any permanent appliance or prosthesis; minor palliative care of orthodontic emergencies (bend/clip wire, remove broken appliance); making impressions for the fabrication of removable prosthesis; placement of temporary soft liners in a removable prosthesis; place retraction cord in preparation for fixed prosthodontic impressions; making impressions for the fabrication of fixed prosthesis; extra-oral adjustment of fixed prosthesis; extra-oral adjustment of removable prosthesis during and after insertion; and placement and cementation of orthodontic brackets and/or bands.
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She is a Certified Dental Assistant and an Expanded Function Dental Assistant, and holds a Masters in Education from South Florida University.
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He also provides insightful comments on three new initiatives: the Oral Health Initiative, Digital Radiography, and the Expanded Function Dental Assistant programs.
The options to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) or an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) are steps forward.
Spruill is Clinical Adjunct Faculty at Harrisburg Area Community College, where he has been a Clinical Instructor for both the Dental Hygiene and Expanded Function Dental Assistant programs.
In Ohio, if a dental assistant would like to expand his or her duties, then the Expanded Function Dental Assistant Program at Case Western Reserve University might be the place to turn.
She is a Certified Dental Assistant and an Expanded Function Dental Assistant and holds a Masters in Education from South Florida University.
Each Combat Support Hospital has one oral and maxillofacial surgeon, one comprehensive dentist, one expanded function dental assistant, and one dental assistant.
The role of the dental assistant in addressing access to care is as the Expanded Function Dental Assistant.
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief genesis and current status of one of the US Army Dental Command's (DENCOM) most cost-effective strategic initiatives, the Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) training program.
HB494 would create a seat on the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry for an Expanded Function Dental Assistant as well as another dentist.

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