Identify the members of the dental healthcare team, and explain the role of each in a dental practice.
Dentist or Dental Specialist, Clinical Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Expanded-Functions DA, Business Assistant, and Dental Lab Tech.
Describe the minimal educational requirements for each dental healthcare team member.
Describe the supportive services provided by non-team members.
Dental supply person, detail person, dental equipment tech, and dental spas.
Name and describe each recognized dental specialty.
An individual who is trained to provide support to the dentist is a(n) ____________.
The specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of the supporting structures is __________.
The specialty concerned with the diagnosis of the disease through various forms of imaging, including radiographs is __________.
Oral and maxillofacial Radiography.
A(n) ___________ is a legally qualified practitioner of dentistry.
An individual who preforms technical services specified by a written prescription from the dentist is a(n) __________.
Dental laboratory technician.
A(n) ____________ is a licensed auxiliary who provides preventive, therapeutic, and educational services.
The specialty of promoting dental health through organized community effort is ___________.
Dental Public Health
__________ is the specialty that is concerned with disease of the oral structures.
A(n) ____________ is a dentist who specializes in disease of the pulp.
____________ is the specialty of surgery of the head and neck.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery.
_____________ is the specialty that is concerned with the correction of malocclusions.
______________ is the specialty that is concerned with the restoration and replacement of natural teeth.
_____________ is the area of dentistry that specializes in children from birth through adolescence.
Who would not be considered a member of the dental healthcare team?
Dental supply person.
What is the minimal length of education for a hygiene licensure?
2 Academic years
What is the minimal length of education for an ADA-accredited dental assisting program?
1 Academic year.
What is the minimal length for an ADA-accredited dental laboratory technician program?
2 Academic years.
What must a dental laboratory technician have in hand before he or she can perform and deliver an indirect restoration or prosthesis?
A prescription from the dentist.