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General supervision

delegated functions according to the instructions of the dentist who is not necessarily physically present

Malpractice

professional negligence

HIPAA

health insurance portability and accountability act that specifies federal regulations that ensure privacy regarding a patients healthcare information

Informed consent

permission granted by a patient after he or she is formed about the details of a procedure

Ethics

moral standards of conduct

direct supervision

supervision in which the dentist must be physical presents when the DA performs delegated functions

tort law

involving an act that brings harm to a person or damages to property

respondent superior

legal doctrine that holds an employer liable for acts of the employee

reciprocity

system that allows individuals in one state to obtain a license in another state without retesting

code of ethics

voluntary standard with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting tissues

dental hygienist

a licensed oral healthcare professional who provides preventive, therapeutic and educational services

Implied consent

consent in which the patient after he or she is informed about the details of a procedure

Certified dental assistant

Natrionally recognized credential of the dental assistant who has passed the DANB certification examination

Periodontics

specialty involved with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting tissues

Prosthodontics

specialty that provides restorations and replacement of natural teeth

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