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Dental Assistant

Oral health care professionally trained to provide supportive procedures to the dentist and patients

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Code of Ethics

Voluntary standards of behavior established by a profession

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Direct Supervision

Level of supervision in which the dentist is physically present when the dental auxiliary performs delegated functions

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Ethics

Moral standard of conduct; Rules/principles that govern proper conduct

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Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Nationally recognized credential of dental assistant who has passed DANB certification examination and keeps current in practice through continuing education

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General Supervision

Level of supervision in which the dental auxiliary performs delegated functions according to the instructions of the dentist, who is not necessarily physically present

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HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 specifies federal regulations that ensure privacy regarding patients health care information

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Implied Consent

Type of consent in which the patients actions indicates consent for treatment

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Informed Consent

Permission granted by a patient after he/she is informed about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a procedure

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Malpractice

Professional negligence

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Periodontics

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

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Prosthodontics

Dental specialty that provides restoration and replacement of natural teeth

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Reciprocity

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

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Respondeat Superior

Latin for "Let the master answer" legal doctrine that holds an employer liable for acts of the employee

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Tort Law

Involving an act that brings harm to a person or damage to property

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Expanded Functions

Specific intraoral functions delegated to an auxiliary that require increased skill and training

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Due Care

Just, proper, sufficient care - or the absconded if negligence

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Dental Hygienist

Licensed oral healthcare professional who provides preventative, therapeutic, and educational services

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Dentist

Oral healthcare provider licensed to practice dentistry

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American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)

Professional organization that represents the profession of dental assisting on a national level