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Who makes our State Law?
Texas State Legislature: Laws governing Dental are created by the same Legislative process as any other new law.
What code are Laws published as?
They're published as part of the Occupations Codes; Dental Practice Act.
How do Laws become Rules?
Legislature sends laws to the State Board of Dental Examiners(SBDE) who writes laws to rules and regulations.
What does SBDE have the authority to do?
-Suspend license/registration (DDS/RDH/RDA)
What is the structure of the SBDE?
There are 15 members: 8 DDS, 2 RDH, 5 Public Members.
How many years does SBDE member serve?
They serve a 6 year term.
What does the staff of the SBDE consist of?
Executive Director, Legal Advisors, Committees, Clerks, and Advisors to assist the board.
What are the Duties and Powers of the SBDE?
Ensure compliance of rules to protect the publc health and safety; In practice of dentistry. Examine applications for license-in the practice of dentistry. Organize board meetings. May adopt rules to protect the public health informationfrom the spread of infections in dentistry.
How are you unable to receive a license?
Conviction of a Fenoly or misdemeanor that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the license dentist; to dental assisting.
Certification can be revoked if
terms of parole are not followed.
Who can Practice Dentistry?
A person may not practice or offer to practive dentistry or dntal surgery or represent that the person dentistry unless the preson holds a license issued by the board.
A Person does not Practice Dentistry if the person is a:
-Faculty member of a reputable dental or dental hygien school.
-Student of a reputable dental school who performs operations without pay.
-Performs laboratory work(only on inert matter)
-Physician licensed in the state, who does not represent that he/she is practicing dentistry.
-Dental hygienist who practices dental hygiene in strict conformity witht the state law.
-A dental assistant who performs duties permitted under the Dental Practice Act.
Visual Dental Inspections "Screenings" can be done by a
Health Care Worker; Dental Assistant Teacher, School Nurse ect.
Visual Dental Inspections "Screenings" are done as a
Group activity taking place in a public setting-no fee is charged.
When doing a Visual Dental Inspections "Screenings" you may only use
Gloves, tongue depressors and a light.
Duties the Dentist MAY NOT delegate to a Dental Assistant are
-Smoothing of the teeth by polishing or root planning.
-Comprehensive examination
-Cutting of hard or soft tissue
-Prescribe a drug, medication or authorizing a work excuses
-The taking of FINAL impression for a FINAL restoration, appliance or prosthesis
-Making of an intraoral occlusal adjustments
-Direct pulp capping, pulpotomy, or any endodonitic procedure
-Final placement and intraoral adjustment of a fixed or removable appliance
-Placement of any FINAL restoration
-Administer any form of local anesthetic, inhalation sedative agent or general anesthetic
The Delegating Dentist IS RESPONSIBLE for
A dental act performed by the person to whom the dentist delegates the act.
Duties delegated to a Dental Assistant are
Application of pit and fissure sealant only if the dentist is a Medicaid provider or has a practice in an area determined to be underserved by the Texas Department of Health.
A licensed dentist may dlegate to a qualified and trained dental assistant acting under the ______ ______ ______ any dental act that a reasonable and prudent dentist would fined is within the scope of sound dental judgment.
A Dental Assistant Permitted Duties
Acts or procedure that is reversible is capable of being reversed or corrected; irreversible or not corrected include, but are not limited to the result of the intra-oral use laser for any purpose and including all or part of a whitening process.
What are the Requirements for a Sealant Certification?
-Have at least 2 years experience as a dental assistant.
-Successfully complete a minimum 16 hours of clinical and didactic education in pit and fissure sealants taken through an accredited dental hygien program approved by the board.
What educational program courses do you need to take for a Sealant Certification?
Infection Control, CPR, Treatment of Medical Emergencies, Microbiology,Chemistry,Dental Anatomy, Ethnic and Jurisprudence, and Correct application of sealants including the actual clinical application of sealants.
How do you renew your Sealant Certification?
Complete at least 6 hours of Continuing Education a year. Renewal must be accomplished prior to January 1st of each year.
After September 1, 2004 Dental Assistants who
-take x-rays must pass certification exams in Radiology.
-do NOT take x-rays do not have to be registered by the state.
-are CDA thru the Dental Assisting National Boards are required to take the jurisprudence exam.