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Newfoundland Regulation 1998


NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 84/98

NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 84/98

Dental Auxiliaries’ Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Dental Act

(Filed September 30, 1998)

Under the authority of section 21 of the Dental Act, the Newfoundland Dental Board, with the approval of the Minister of Health and Community Services, makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, September 29, 1998.

Paul O’Brien
Registrar
Newfoundland Dental Board

Joan Marie Aylward
Minister of Health and Community Services

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   Ss.7(1) & (2) R&S
Level II dental assistants

        2.   S.21(3) R&S
Level II dental assistants


CNR 1013/96

        1. Subsections 7(1) and (2) of the Dental Auxiliaries’ Regulations are repealed and the following substituted:

Level II dental assistants

        7. (1) An applicant applying for registration as a Level II dental assistant shall

             (a)  complete an application form supplied by the registrar;

             (b)  pay the fees prescribed by the board;

             (c)  either

                      (i)  show proof of graduation from a full-time dental assistants’ training program, which is

                            (A)  recognized by the Newfoundland Dental Board,

                            (B)  fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada or a successor organization and meeting the Level II national standard as set by the commission or a successor organization, or

                            (C)  approved by the board, and

                            (D)  providing a program with the necessary training in the intra-oral duties set out in subsection 21(3), or

                     (ii)  show proof of graduation from a Level I dental assistant training program and a Level II upgrading program that provides training in the intra-oral duties set out in subsection 21(3), both of which are recognized by the board;

             (d)  have completed a minimum of 150 hours of pre-clinical intra-oral training and a minimum of 150 hours of intra-oral procedures; and

             (e)  comply with other requirements that the board considers appropriate.

             (2)  The training program referred to in subparagraph (1)(c)(i) and the combined Level I training program and the Level II upgrading program referred to in subparagraph (1)(c)(ii) shall be of at least one year academic duration, and shall involve both didactic and clinical components.

        2. Subsection 21(3) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (3)  A Level II dental assistant who is registered and licensed by the board may provide the services enumerated in subsection (1) in the manner provided for in subsection (2), and may in addition, under the direct supervision of a practitioner licensed under the Act, perform the following services:

             (a)  carry out the exposure, processing and mounting of dental radiographs;

             (b)  take preliminary impressions for study casts;

             (c)  provide dental nutritional counselling;

             (d)  provide topical application of anticariogenic agents;

             (e)  take and record vital signs;

              (f)  apply desensitizing agents;

             (g)  application of rubber dams;

             (h)  placement of topical anesthesia;

              (i)  placement of matrices and wedges; and

              (j)  in relation to orthodontic module, where a Level II dental assistant has successfully completed the appropriate training as required under section 7,

                      (i)  preparation of tooth surface for placement of orthodontic bands,

                     (ii)  place and remove separators,

                    (iii)  fit orthodontic bands before cementation,

                    (iv)  remove orthodontic attachments,

                     (v)  cement orthodontic bands,

                    (vi)  remove excess cement with hand instruments,

                   (vii)  positioning and exposing of extra-oral films,

                  (viii)  tying in of archwires fitted by orthodontist,

                    (ix)  removal of orthodontic archwires, and

                     (x)  adaptation and removal of orthodontic ligatures.