Dental Assistant
Taxonomy Code 126800000X

Classification: Dental Assistant

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Description

An individual who may or may not have completed an accredited dental assisting education program and who aids the dentist in providing patient care services and performs other nonclinical duties in the dental office or other patient care facility. The scope of the patient care functions that may be legally delegated to the dental assistant varies based on the needs of the dentist the educational preparation of the dental assistant and state dental practice acts and regulations. Patient care services are provided under the supervision of a dentist. To avoid misleading the public, no occupational title other than dental assistant should be used to describe this dental auxiliary.

Notes

Source: Comprehensive Policy Statement on Dental Auxiliaries, American Dental Association

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Dental Assistant - Dental Assistant Provider Ratio per 10,000 Population by State

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The NPI Database was last updated on 2/23/2017 with 5,133,784 records.

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