4715-11-04.2 Education or training necessary to register as an expanded function dental auxiliary.

(A) In order to register with the board as an expanded function dental auxiliary, an individual must complete an educational program that meets all of the following requirements:

(1) The program is offered by an educational institution accredited by the American dental association commission on dental accreditation or the higher learning commission of the north central association of colleges and schools.

(2) The program must include a minimum of one hundred eighty hours of coursework, of which one hundred hours are preclinical and didactic, and eighty hours are clinical, and includes training in all of the following areas:

(a) Nomenclature

(b) Caries classification

(c) Oral anatomy

(d) Dental morphology

(e) Periodontium

(f) Histology

(g) Basics of occlusion

(h) Ergonomics

(i) Instrumentation

(j) Pulp protection

(k) Dental materials

(l) Posterior amalgam and non-metallic restorations

(m) Matrix and wedge techniques

(n) Temporization

(o) Amalgam placement and carving

(p) Polishing amalgams

(q) Non-metallic restorative material placement

(r) Non-metallic restorative material finishing and polishing utilizing both low and high speed handpieces

(s) Pit and fissure sealant placement

(t) Rubber dam clamp placement and removal

(u) Rubber dam placement and removal

(3) A dentist licensed under section 4715.10 of the Revised Code or a dentist holding a limited teaching license under section 4715.16 of the Revised Code is physically present in the facility when clinical procedures associated with the education or training of expanded function dental auxiliary are performed on patients.

(B) An unlicensed dentist who does not have a dental license under suspension or revocation by the board and who seeks to register with the board as an expanded function dental auxiliary shall fulfill the requirements of paragraph (A) of this rule upon submission of proof of graduation from an accredited dental college as specified in section 4715.10 of the Revised Code.

(C) A dental student seeking to register with the board as an expanded function dental auxiliary shall fulfill the requirements of paragraph (A) of this rule upon submission to the board proof that the dental student is currently enrolled in an accredited dental college and is considered by the dean of the college to have completed sufficient clinical training as set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule, and be in good standing as a dental student.

(D) A graduate of an unaccredited dental college located outside the United States seeking to register with the board as an expanded function dental auxiliary shall fulfill the requirements of paragraph (A) of this rule upon submission of proof that the individual has completed sufficient clinical training at an accredited dental college as evidenced by a letter signed by the dean of the college to have completed sufficient clinical training as set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule.

Replaces: 4715-11- 04.1

Effective: 12/24/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4715.66
Rule Amplifies: 4715.62
Prior Effective Dates: 10-09-06, 04-02-10