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Sterile tissue or the vascular system BLOOD FLOWS


touch mucas membranes or skin


Not intact w/ skin....require low level disinfection

When 2 call CPS....child abuse reports?

Immediately ASAP

waterlines begginning of day (CDC)

3 min pre flush

Waterlines between patients (CDC)

30 seconds

Address change

Dental board w/ in 30 days

license re-newal

more than 30 days after ex. $35 delinquency fee B4 licence is renewed

license re-newal fee

$70.00 if not post marked on or b4 date of ex. lic. is expired


patient have the right 2 b determined what should b done w/ their bodies

Dental Auxiliary

Person other than the dentist who provides a service in a dental practice.

licence denial

been convicted of crime/ dishonesty/ fraud/ w/ the intent 2 substantially benefit himself or another/ or injure another/ licentiati of business or profession....GROUNDS 4 suspention or revok. of license

code of ethics

values & behavioralrinciples that serve as guidelines 4 the ethical practice of dentistry

orthodontic permit holder

Board approved coarse Remove eccess cement with an ultrasonis scaler from subgingival surfaces of teeth under going ortho treatment

license denial

have the right 2 request a hearing within 60 dayz after service of notice of denial



Mandated reporting

Reporting abuse elders & children/ financial, physical, or sexual abuse W/in 24hrs.


well-being/ benefit 2 the patient

contributing negligence

Pt's action(lack of action) negatinely affects the treatment out come


Truthfullness, not lying 2 patient

due care

absence of missing negligence

expressed contract

TELL verbal or written words

when 2 renew RDA

every 2 yrs by the last dayof the month of their bday

criminal law

against the state or government

civi; law

Relations of individuals


if applying 4 RDA & have felony

unprofessional conduct 1st punishment

inna county jail no more than 6 months or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both

unprofessional conduct 2nd punishment

imprisonment in state prison for 16 months, 2 or, 3yrs or fine no more than $10,000

unprofessional conduct

person's who have violated a statuel regulation relating 2 practiceof dentistry which does notpresent a suubstantial probability that death orserious physical harm will result

Diversion Program



any intentional false communicatiion, either written, or spoken that harms a persons reputation decreases respect.

Diversion Program

confidential program 4 dentists,RDA, RDAEF, in CA whose ability 2 practice may b impaired due 2 alcohol/and or drug abuse. The programs offers a means of recovery w/out the loss of license by providing access 2 appropriate intervention programs & treatment services.


Board of Dental examiners of CA

Program Manager

staff manager of the diversion program, as designatedby the executive officerof the board. the program manager shall have backround experience in dealing with substance abuse isssues.


A) The board shall establish criteria for the acceptance, denial or termination of liceniates in a diversion program. Unless ordered by the board as condition of liceniate disciplinary probation, only those liceniates who have voluntarily requested diversion treatment & supervision by a committee shall participate in a Diversion Program.


B) A liceniate who is not the subject of a current investigation may self-refer 2 the Diversion Program on a confidential basis, except as provided in subdivision.


C) A licentiate under current investigation by the booardmay also request in2 the diversion program by contacting the Boards diversion program manager. The Program manager may refer the licentiate requesting participation in the program 2 a diversion evaluation committee 4 evaluation of eligibility. Prior 2 authorizing a liceniate 2 enter in2 the diversion proogram, the diversion program manager amy require the licienate, while under current investigation 4 n e violationsof the Dental Practice Act or other violations, 2 execute a statementof understanding that states that the licienate understands that his/her violations of the Dental practice actor other sstatutes that would otherwiseb the basis 4 disipline may still b investigated & the subject of disiplinary action

implied consent

an agreement that is made through inference by signs, inaction, or silence.(ACTION)


D) If the reasons 4 a current investigation of a licentiate r based primarily on the self-administration of n e controlled substance or dangerous drug or alcohol, or illegal possession, perscribtion, or nonviolent procurement of n e controlled substance or dangerouss drugs 4 self-administration that does not involvgeactual, direct harm 2 the public, the Board shall close the investigatiom w/out further action if the licentiate is accepted in2 the Board's Diversion Program & sucessfully completes the requirementts of the program. If the Licentiate*Withdraws or is terminated from the program by a diversion evaluation committee, & the termination is approved by the program manager, the investigation shall b re-opened & disciplinary action imposed, if warranted, as determined by the board


E) Neither acceptance nor participation in the Diversion Program shall preclude the Board From Investigation or cont. 2 investigate, or taking disciplinary action against, n e licentiate 4 n e unprofessional conduct committed b4, during, or after participation in the diverse program.


F) if a licentiate withdraws or is terminated from the Diversion program for failure 2 comply or is determined 2 b a threat 2 the public or his/her own health & safety, all diverrsion records 4 that licentiate shall b provided 2 the Boards Enforcement program & may b used in n e disciplinary proceeding. If a licentiate in a diversion program tests positive 4 nn e banned substance, the Board's diversion program shall immediately notify the board's enforcement program & provide the documentation evidencint the positive test result 2 the enforcement program. This documentation may b used in disciplinary proceeding.


G) Any licentiatte terminated from the diversion program4 failure 2 comply with program requirements is subject 2 disciplinary action by the board 4 acts committed b4, during , and after participation in the Diversion Program. A licentiate whi has beenn under investigation by the Board & has been terminated from the diversion program by a diversion eveluatio committee shall b reported by diversion evveluation committee 2 the Board.


****) Any licentiate may have his license revoked or suspended or b reprimanded or b placed on probation by the board 4 unprofeession conduct, or incompetence, or gross negligance in his/ her profession, or 4 the issuanceof a license by mistake, or 4 n e other cause applicable 2 the licentiate


**A) Any licentiate may have his license revoked or suspended or b reprimanded or b placed on probation by the board 4 conviction of a crime substantially related 2 the qualifications, functions, or duties of a dentist, or DA licensed, in which case the clerk of the court or by the judge in whose court the conviction is had, shall b coonclusive evidence.


Terminated 4 failure 2 comply w/ program reqiirements is subject 2 disciplinry action by board 4 acts committed beffore, durind, & after partipation in diversity program


inspect records during business hrs w/in 5 days of presenting a written request


recieve xrays w/ in 15 days w/ written request


Recieve copies of records 15 days w/ presenting a written request

Biological monitoriing(spore test)

@ least weekly


Committee & program manager in their discretionhave been rehabilitared & diversion program is completed, committee shall purge n destroy all reports pertaining participation in program.

RDA General supervision

*Mouth mirror inspections,
*viisible lesions
*existing restorations
*missing teeth
*placement & removal of temp sedative dressings
*apply/ activate bleaching agents using non laser light curing device
*use of automated caries detection & materials to gather info 4 diagnosis by the dentist.
*Obtain intra oral images 4 computer aided design
*Pulp vitility testing & recording of findings
*place bases, liners, & bonding agents
*Chemically prepare teeth 4 bonding
*Place, adjust, & finish direct provisional restorations including ssc wen used as a provisional restoration.
*Place post extraction dressing after inspection of the surgical site by the supervising licensed dentist.
*Place periodontal dressings
*Dry endodontically treated canals using absorbent paper points.
*Adjust dentures extra-orally
*Remove excess cement from surfaces of teeth w/ a hand instrument.
*polish coronal surfaces of the teeth
*Place ligerature ties & arch wires
* remove ortho bands


1) A DA, RDA, RDAEF, may perform an e extraoral duty under the direct supervision of a RDH or RDH in alternative practice


2) A RDA or RDAEF may perform under direct supervision of a RDH or a RDH in alternative practice.
*Coronal polish
*application of topical flouride
*sealants(board approved)

implied contract

Contract by actions not words

Informed consent

Granted by patients after being informed of tx

code of conduct

a statement that guides the ethical behavior of a company and its employees

Res Gestae

things done, excited utterance

Res ipsa loquitor

"the thing speaks for itself" ...the physicians mistake speaks for itself.


"Do Good" the clinician must do good for the patient. all actions should be motivated by what is in the patient's best interest.

direct supervision

dental procedures bason on instructions given by a licensed dentist who must physically presentin the treatment facility during those procedures.

General supervision

dental procedure based ona instructions given by a licensed dentist, but not requiringthe physical presence of the procedures

misdemeaner hold him/herself as a

hold him/herself as a ortho assistant permit holder, or dental sedation assistant permit holder(W/out license or permit issued by the board


moral rightness

non maleficence

the ethical principle of "first do no harm"


the ability to do what is needed

breach of contract

one party fails to fulfill contract


an act exempting someone, the quality of being unaffected by something

financial ledger

inventory control


acting according to certain accepted standards

scope of competence

Unprofessional conduct for MFT, to perform any professional service beyond the scope of ones confidence (established by ones education training or experience)


destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty

conditional duties

A commitment that comes into being only after certain conditions are met


honesty, high moral standards

cancellation of licence

more than 5+ yrs. is automatically cancelled & cannot b renewed(new license or petition)


working w/ in set guidelines conforming 2 a rule

civil law

relations of individuals

criminal law

against state of government


official permission or approval

due care

absence of negligence (missing)


careless neglect


Refers to discontinuing medical care without making sure that another heath-care professional with equal or a higher level of training has taken over patient care.


Truthfulness, not lying 2 the patient

respondent superior

an employer is vicariously liable for the behavior of an employee working within his or her scope of employment, Responsibility of an employer for the acts of an employee
*, "let the master answer"


licence in other state w/out re-testing


respect for difference

When sending ins. claims

pt. name, bday, & social


(n) a act of calling or taking back, a cancellation


failure of professional duty or professional misconduct, instance of bad conduct or treatment from a doctor or other professional

exempt clinical duties


professional idenity



major crime punishable by imprisonment or death


American Dental Assosiation


california Dental Association


Dental Assisting National Board,
*Governs all dental assisting duties, written exam for RDA

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