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DENT 150 Key Terms 1

History and Professional Dental Assistant

Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association Commission that accredits dental, dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory educational programs.
Dental treatise (TREE-tis) Formal article or book based on dental evidence and facts.
Forensic (fuh-REN-zik) dentistry Area of dentistry that establishes the identity of an individual on the basis of dental evidence such as dental records, impressions, bite marks, and so forth.
Periodontal (per-ee-oe-DON-tul) disease Infections and other conditions of the structures that support the teeth (gums and bone).
Preceptorship (PREE-sep-tor-ship) Study under the guidance of a dentist or other professional.
Silver amalgam (uh-MAL-gum) paste A mixture of mercury, silver, and tin.
American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) Professional organization that represents the profession of dental assisting on a national level.
Certified dental assistant (CDA) The nationally recognized credential of the dental assistant who has passed the DANB certification examination and keeps current practice through continuing education.
Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) National agency responsible for administering the certification examination and issuing the credential of certified dental assistant.
HIPAA The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 specifies federal regulations that ensure privacy regarding a patient's health care information.
Professional Person who meets the standards of a profession.
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