10.07.02.29

.29 Dental Services.

A. Provision for Dental Care. Residents shall be assisted to obtain routine and emergency dental care.

B. Advisory Dentist. There shall be an advisory dentist who shall:

(1) Recommend oral hygiene policies and practices for the care of the residents and for arrangements for emergency treatment;

(2) Assist in the formulation of dental health policies;

(3) Provide direction for in-service training to give the nursing staff an understanding of residentsí dental problems.

C. Assistance by Nursing Personnel. Nursing personnel shall assist the resident in carrying out routine dental hygiene.

D. Arrangements for Dental Service. If dental services are not provided on the premises, there shall be a cooperative agreement with a dental service.

E. Transportation. Arrangements shall be made, when necessary, for the resident to be transported to the dentistís office.