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10.44.01.00.htm 10.44.01.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 44 BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS Chapter 01 Dental Assistants Authority: Health Occupations Article, §4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.44.01.01.htm 10.44.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means State Board of Dental Examiners.. 2) "Dental assistant" means a person, other than an individual licensed in the state as a dentist or dental hygienist, employed for the purpose of assisting a dentist in the performance of intraoral duties related to dental care.3) "Direct supervision" means that the supervising dentist is in the dental office, personally diagn
10.44.01.02.htm 10.44.01.02. 02 Exceptions.. A. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, a dental assistant may provide the following dental assisting duties under the general supervision of a dentist for a dental sealant program:1) Instructing on oral hygiene;. 2) Cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces and equipment;. 3) Preparing materials for the application of sealants;. 4) Retracting lips, cheek, and tongue;. 5) Placing and removing materials for the isolation of the dentition, if th
10.44.01.03.htm 10.44.01.03. 03 Intraoral Procedures Permitted To Be Performed by a Dental Assistant.. A dentist may use the services of a dental assistant to perform the following intraoral duties under the direct supervision of a dentist:A. Rinsing and aspiration of the oral cavity;. B. Retraction of the lips, cheek, tongue, and flaps;. C. Placement and removal of materials for the isolation of the dentition, provided that the material is not retained by the dentition;D. Instructing on oral hygiene;.
10.44.01.04.htm 10.44.01.04. 04 Dental Assistants Recognized as Qualified in Orthodontics.. A. A dentist may use the services of a dental assistant to perform certain duties if the dental assistant:1) Has successfully completed a Board-approved course of at least 35 hours related to Maryland orthodontic dental assisting; and2) Is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board in orthodontics or was recognized by the Board of Dental Examiners, on or before June 19, 1974, as a dental assistant qu
10.44.01.05.htm 10.44.01.05. 05 Dental Assistants Recognized as Qualified in General Duties.. A. A dentist may use the services of a dental assistant to perform certain duties if the dental assistant:1) Has successfully completed a Board-approved course of at least 35 hours related to Maryland general duties dental assisting; and2) Is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board as qualified in general duties or was recognized by the Board of Dental Examiners, on or before June 19, 1974, as a dent
10.44.01.06.htm 10.44.01.06. 06 Radiographs.. A dentist may not permit a dental assistant to place and expose radiographs unless the dental assistant is a dental assistant certified to practice dental radiation technology.
10.44.01.07.htm 10.44.01.07. 07 Posting.. The dentist in charge of a dental office shall post a copy of these regulations and the list of Board-approved dental assistant duties in a conspicuous place in the office for the information of office personnel.
10.44.01.08.htm 10.44.01.08. 08 Penalties for Violations of These Regulations.. A. A dentist who uses the services of a dental assistant who is not qualified or for purposes other than what is permitted may be found guilty of unprofessional conduct under Health Occupations Article, §4-315(a)16) Annotated Code of Maryland, or violating any rule or regulation adopted by the Board under Health Occupations Article, §4-315(a)18) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. The performance of intraoral duties not authori
10.44.01.9999.htm 10.44.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 19, 1974. Chapter revised effective July 20, 1981 (8:14 Md. R. 1228). Chapter revised effective December 31, 1984 (11:26 Md. R. 2278). Chapter revised effective February 19, 1990 (17:3 Md. R. 300). Regulation .01B amended effective October 23, 2006 (33:21 Md. R. 1677). Regulation .02 amended effective June 15, 1998 (25:12 Md. R. 947). Regulation .02 repealed effective June 25, 2001 (28:12 Md. R. 1110).
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