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Flashcards in Ch. 1, 2, 3 Vocab Deck (23):
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American Dental Assistant's Association (ADAA)

Professional organization that represents the profession of dental assisting

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American Dental Association (ADA)

Professional organization that represents the profession of dentists in the United States

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Federal agency that makes recommendations on health and safety issues

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D.D.S.

Doctor of Dental Surgery degree

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Green Vardiman Black

Referred to as the "grand old man of dentistry." Black was responsible for the standardization of of cavity preparations

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Hippocratic oath

An obligation to refrain from wrong doing and to treat patients to the best of one's ability

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Pierre Fauchard

Known as the "father of modern dentistry."

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Preceptorship

Studying and training for a field under the guidance of a professional already practicing in the field.

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Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen

German physicist who discovered radiographs in 1895

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Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

The degree a person receives on graduation from dental school; awarded to individuals who complete clinical hours of training in dentistry and successfully complete board examinations.

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Endodontist

A dentist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dental pulp diseases

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Oral pathologist

A dentist who specializes in examining tissue samples to provide proper diagnosis and treatment of biopsy results.

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Orthodontist

A dentist who corrects malocclusions by realignment of the teeth and/or joints.

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Periodontist

A dentist who specializes in the treatment of the surrounding structures that support the teeth due to injury or disease

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Prosthodontist

A dentist who specializes in the fabrication of prosthetic dental devices for tooth replacement.

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Civil Law

Noncriminal legal action that a patient may pursue against a dentist that may result in a compensation lawsuit for pain, suffering, and loss of wages resulting from a dental treatment or dentist's actions.

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Criminal Law

Involves a state or government action against individuals who perform nonlegal procedures or violate laws. Such lawsuits can result in disciplinary action, fines, and/ or imprisonment.

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Due care

The actions any reasonable or prudent dental care professional would preform under similar circumstances.

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

An act passed by Congress to address security and privacy of health data

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Informed Consent

The procedure of fully informing a patient about the choices the patient has regarding his/her dental care

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Malpractice

Incorrect or negligent treatment by a professional

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Negligence

Failure to use a standard of care that a reasonable person would apply under related situations.

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Dental Practice Act

Legal restrictions set forth by each state legislative body that describe the statues regarding performance guidelines for licensed and nonlicensed dental health care professionals.