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  332.011.  Definitions. — As used in this chapter, the following words and terms mean:

  (1)  "Accredited dental hygiene school", any program which teaches a course in dental hygiene which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and which shall have a minimum of two academic years of curriculum provided in a college or institution of higher education;

  (2)  "Accredited dental school", any college, university, school, or other institution which teaches dentistry which has been certified by the American Dental Association;

  (3)  "Board", the Missouri dental board;

  (4)  "Certified dental assistant", a dental assistant who is currently certified by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.;

  (5)  "Dental assistant", an employee of a duly registered and currently licensed dentist in Missouri, other than either a dental hygienist or a certified dental assistant;

  (6)  "Expanded-functions dental assistant", any dental assistant who has passed a basic dental assisting skills mastery examination or a certified dental assistant, either of whom has successfully completed a board-approved expanded-functions course, passed a competency examination, and has obtained a permit authorizing them to perform expanded-functions duties from the Missouri dental board;

  (7)  "Expanded-functions duties", reversible acts that would be considered the practice of dentistry as defined in section 332.071 that the board specifies by rule may be delegated to a dental assistant or dental hygienist who possesses an expanded-functions permit.

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(L. 1969 S.B. 97, A.L. 1993 H.B. 540, A.L. 1995 S.B. 35, A.L. 2010 H.B. 2226, et al.)


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