S.C. Code Regs. 39-13 - Approved Procedures of Expanded Duty Dental Assistants

An Expanded Duty Dental Assistant is a dental assistant who is a graduate of an American Dental Association accredited dental assisting program, or one who has completed two (2) years of continuous full-time employment as a chairside dental assistant. In addition to the procedures listed for dental assistants, Expanded Duty Dental Assistants may perform the following procedures under the direct supervision of a dentist present on the premises and licensed in South Carolina.

(1) Take impressions for study models.
(2) Place and remove socket dressing.
(3) Place gingival retraction cord.
(4) Place temporary restorations.
(5) Cement temporary crowns or bridges.
(6) Remove excess cement from restoration and/or appliances.
(7) Polish restorations and supra-gingival tooth structure.
(8) Application of pit and fissure sealant.
(9) Monitor nitrous oxide anesthesia upon completion of a Board approved course and certification by the Board.


S.C. Code Regs. 39-13
Amended by State Register Volume 21, Issue No. 6, Part 2, eff June 27, 1997.

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