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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.
See also: auxiliary

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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As of this date, the issue regarding a proposed Restorative Functions Dental Auxiliary is presumed to have been tabled by the FDA and the Florida Board of Dentistry.
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.
The United States Public Health Service funded a large study of Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries (EFDAs) in the 1960s with programs at the University of Alabama, Indian Health Service, University of the Pacific, University of North Carolina and Louisville Kentucky, which was also home to the study of Dental Auxiliary Utilization (DAU).
Jeffrey Wood, DDS, is Professor & Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Director Dental Auxiliary Utilization.
Sealants are one of the best preventive measures we can offer our patients, and are cost-effective when placed by a dental auxiliary.
An extended series of studies have found that in most dental auxiliary programs students received limited if any classroom and/or clinical opportunities to develop the background and experience to provide services for individuals with special health care needs.
When asked to describe the ideal dental auxiliary, we all think about their ability to perform the duties they were hired to do.
Finkbeiner writes that the factors that impact the salary for each dental auxiliary should be job responsibilities, employee credentials, employee performance and commensurate jobs in the community.
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.