4715-11-01 Dentists may supervise dental auxiliaries, basic qualified personnel, certified dental assistants, expanded function dental auxiliary.

(A) Dental auxiliaries

(1) A licensed dentist may, in accordance with board rules, assign under his personal supervision and full responsibility, the concurrent performance of supportive procedures, to include assisting with the administration of drugs, medications, and inhalation anesthetic agents, including nitrous oxide-oxygen (N 2 O-O 2 ) minimal sedation.

(2) A licensed dentist shall not delegate parenteral injections for the administration of drugs, including local anesthetic agents, to dental auxiliaries unless they are appropriately licensed in the state of Ohio.

(B) Basic qualified personnel

(1) A licensed dentist may, in accordance with board rules, assign under his direct supervision and full responsibility, basic remediable intra-oral and extra-oral tasks and/or procedures to basic qualified personnel.

(2) A licensed dentist may utilize, under his direct supervision and full responsibility, no more than one basic qualified personnel appropriately trained as set forth in paragraph (A)(38) of rule 4715-11-02 of the Administrative Code in the monitoring of N 2 O-O 2 minimal sedation, at any given time. This restriction is independent of the limitation on the number of licensed dental hygienists appropriately trained as set forth in paragraph (A)(2) of rule 4715-9-01 of the Administrative Code who may be employed to perform the administration of N 2 O-O 2 minimal sedation.

(3) A licensed dentist may, in accordance with board rules, assign under his personal supervision and full responsibility, the concurrent performance of supportive procedures, to include assisting with the administration of drugs, medications, and inhalation anesthetic agents, including N 2 O-O 2 minimal sedation to basic qualified personnel.

(4) A licensed dentist must maintain in his office a record of the training received by dental assistants who wish to perform the monitoring of N 2 O-O 2 minimal sedation as set forth in paragraph (A)(38) of rule 4715-11-02 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Certified dental assistant

(1) A licensed dentist may, in accordance with board rules, assign under his direct supervision and full responsibility, basic remediable intra-oral and extra-oral tasks and/or procedures to currently certified dental assistants.

(2) A licensed dentist may utilize, under his direct supervision and full responsibility, no more than one certified dental assistant appropriately trained as set forth in paragraph (A)(38) of rule 4715-11-02 of the Administrative Code in the monitoring of N 2 O-O 2 minimal sedation, at any given time. This restriction is independent of the limitation on the number of licensed dental hygienists appropriately trained as set forth in paragraph (A)(2) of rule 4715-9-01 of the Administrative Code who may be employed to perform the administration of N 2 O-O 2 minimal sedation.

(3) A licensed dentist may, in accordance with board rules, assign under his direct supervision and full responsibility, the following dental tasks and procedures in addition to those basic remediable intra-oral and extra-oral dental tasks and/or procedures defined in rule 4715-11-02 of the Administrative Code to appropriately trained certified dental assistants pursuant to rule 4715-11-03 of the Administrative Code:

(a) Application of pit and fissure sealants; and

(b) Coronal polishing activities.

(4) A licensed dentist may utilize, under his direct supervision and full responsibility, no more than two certified dental assistants appropriately trained as set forth in rule 4715-11-03.1 of the Administrative Code to perform coronal polishing activities, at any given time. This restriction is independent of the limitation on the number of licensed dental hygienists who may be employed to perform the duties of a licensed dental hygienist as defined in sections 4715.22 and 4715.23 of the Revised Code.

(5) A licensed dentist must maintain in his office a record of the training received by certified dental assistants who wish to perform the monitoring of N 2 O-O 2 minimal sedation as set forth in paragraph (A)(38) of rule 4715-11-02 of the Administrative Code.

(D) Expanded function dental auxiliary

(1) A licensed dentist may, in accordance with board rules, assign under his direct supervision and full responsibility, basic remediable intra-oral and extra-oral tasks and/or procedures to currently registered expanded function dental auxiliary.

(2) A licensed dentist may utilize, under his direct supervision and full responsibility, no more than one expanded function dental auxiliary appropriately trained as set forth in paragraph (A)(38) of rule 4715-11-02 of the Administrative Code in the monitoring of N 2 O-O 2 minimal sedation, at any given time. This restriction is independent of the limitation on the number of licensed dental hygienists appropriately trained as set forth in paragraph (A)(2) of rule 4715-9-01 of the Administrative Code who may be employed to perform the administration of N 2 O-O 2 minimal sedation.

(3) A licensed dentist may utilize, under his direct supervision, no more than two expanded function dental auxiliaries at any given time. This restriction is independent of the limitation on the number of licensed dental hygienists who may be employed to perform the duties of a licensed dental hygienist as defined in sections 4715.22 and 4715.23 of the Revised Code.

(4) A licensed dentist may, in accordance with board rules, assign under his direct supervision and full responsibility the following dental tasks and/or procedures in addition to those basic remediable intra-oral and extra-oral dental tasks and/or procedures defined in rule 4715-11-02 of the Administrative Code to registered expanded function dental auxiliaries:

(a) Advanced remediable intra-oral and extra-oral tasks and/or procedures involved in the art or placement of preventative or restorative materials limited to the following:

(i) Application of pit and fissure sealants;

(ii) Amalgam restorative materials; and

(iii) Non-metallic restorative materials, including direct-bonded restorative materials.

(5) A licensed dentist must maintain in his office a current record of the training received by expanded function dental auxiliaries who wish to perform the monitoring of N 2 O-O 2 minimal sedation as set forth in paragraph (A)(38) of rule 4715-11-02 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 12/24/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4715.03 , 4715.39 , 4715.66
Rule Amplifies: 4715.39 , 4715.64