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Intro Den.Assistant

Intro to Dental Assistant

TermDefinition
Professional organization that represents the profession of dental assisting on a national level American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)
The national recognized credential of the dental assistant who has passed the DANB certification examination and keeps current in practice through continuing education Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
National agency responsible for administering the certification examination and issuing the credential of certified dental assistant Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 specifies federal regulations that ensure privacy regarding a patient's healthcare information HIPAA
Person who meets the standards of a profession Professional
A dental laboratory technician who has passed a written national examination and who performs dental laboratory services such as fabricating crowns,bridges,and dentures,as specified by the dentist's written prescription Certified dental technician (CDT)
Oral Healthcare professional trained to provide supportive procedures for the dentists and for patients Dental Assistant
Specialist who installs and maintains dental equipment Dental equipment technician
Licensed oral healthcare professional who provides preventive, and educational services Dental hygienist
Professional who perform dental laboratory services such as fabricating crowns, bridges, and dentures as specified by the dentist's written prescription. Most frequently trained on the job as an apprentice Dental Laboratory technician
Specialty that promotes oral health through organized community efforts Dental public health
Dental practice that offers many services not normally associated with dental care, facials, paraffin wax hand treatment, reflexology micro-dermabrasion, massage therapy and many other pampering, therapeutic and rejuvenation offerings Dental spa
Representative of a dental supply company who provides dental supplies, product information, services and repairs Dental supply person
Oral healthcare provider licensed to practice dentistry Dentist
Representative a specific company who provides information concerning the company's product Detail person
Dental specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the pulp Endodontics
Dental specialty that deals with the diagnosis of disease through various forms of imaging, including x-rays films Oral and maxillofacial radiology
Dental surgical specialty that diagnoses and treats condition of the mouth, face, upper jaw(maxilla), and associated areas Oral and maxillofascial surgery
Dental specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the oral structure Oral pathology
Specialty within dentistry that focused on preventing, intercepting,and correcting skeletal and dental problems Orthodontics
Dental specialty concerned with neonatal through adolescent patients, as well as patients with special needs in these age groups Pediatric
Dental specialty involved with the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the supporting tissues Periodontics
Dental specialty that provides restoration and replacement of natural teeth Prosthodontics
Created by: SPROUTC