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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).
See also: auxiliary
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In addition, states that have some form of Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary are in the majority and some have been utilizing EFDA for over 30 years.
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Her international experience includes establishing the German Summer Institute, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, and developing the dental auxiliary curriculum for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, University of Kentucky.
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