Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022
2.1. "Board" means
West Virginia Board of Dentistry.
2.2. "Dental auxiliary personnel" or
"auxiliary" means dental hygienists or dental assistants who assist the dentist
in the practice of dentistry.
"Direct supervision" means supervision of dental auxiliary personnel provided
by a licensed dentist who is physically present in the dental office or
treatment facility when procedures are being performed.
2.4. "Final evaluation" means the supervising
dentist has evaluated the dental auxiliary's work to ensure expanded duties are
performed to the standard of care for the practice of dentistry.
2.5. "General supervision" means a dentist is
not required to be in the office or treatment facility when procedures are
being performed by the dental auxiliary personnel, but has personally diagnosed
the condition to be treated, has personally authorized the procedures and will
evaluate the treatment provided by the dental auxiliary personnel.
2.6. "Prior approval" means the supervising
dentist has determined the dental auxiliary is competent to perform expanded
duties requiring prior approval and has approved these duties be performed
before they are necessary.
"Public health practice" means treatment or procedures in a public health
setting which shall be designated by a rule promulgated by the Board to require
direct, general or no supervision of a dental hygienist by a licensed
2.8. "Screening" means a
general assessment of oral health conditions not to be considered a
comprehensive, periodic or limited exam.