Or. Admin. R. 818-042-0100 - Expanded Functions - Orthodontic Assistant (EFODA)

(1) An EFODA may perform the following duties while under the indirect supervision of a licensed dentist:
(a) Remove orthodontic bands and brackets and attachments with removal of the bonding material and cement. An ultrasonic scaler, hand scaler or slow speed handpiece may be used. Use of a high speed handpiece is prohibited;
(b) Select or try for the fit of orthodontic bands;
(c) Recement loose orthodontic bands;
(d) Place and remove orthodontic separators;
(e) Prepare teeth for bonding or placement of orthodontic appliances and select, pre-position and cure orthodontic brackets, attachments and/or retainers after their position has been approved by the supervising licensed dentist;
(f) Fit and adjust headgear;
(g) Remove fixed orthodontic appliances;
(h) Remove and replace orthodontic wires. Place and ligate archwires. Place elastic ligatures or chains as directed;
(i) Cut arch wires; and
(j) Take impressions for study models or temporary oral devices such as, but not limited to, space maintainers, orthodontic retainers and occlusal guards.
(2) An EFODA may perform the following duties while under the general supervision of a licensed dentist:
(a) An expanded function orthodontic assistant may remove any portion of an orthodontic appliance causing a patient discomfort and in the process may replace ligatures and/or separators if the dentist is not available, providing that the patient is rescheduled for follow-up care by a licensed dentist as soon as is reasonably appropriate.
(b) An EFODA may recement orthodontic bands if the dentist is not available and the patient is in discomfort, providing that the patient is rescheduled for follow-up care by a licensed dentist as soon as is reasonably appropriate.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 818-042-0100
OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 2-2012, f. 6-14-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679

Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.025(2)(j) & 679.250(7)

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