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Rule 4715-12-01 | Permissible practices of a dental x-ray machine operator; supervision required; certificate to be displayed.


(A) A dental x-ray machine operator may perform standard, diagnostic, radiologic procedures for the purpose of contributing to the provision of dental care to a dental patient.

(B) Except as provided in paragraph (C) of this rule, a dental x-ray machine operator may perform radiologic procedures only under the direct supervision of the supervising dentist.

(C) A dental x-ray machine operator may perform radiologic procedures for a patient when the supervising dentist is not physically present at the location where the radiologic procedures are performed if the supervising dentist examined the patient not more than one year prior to the date the dental x-ray machine operator performs the radiologic procedures and the supervising dentist has ordered the radiologic procedures.

(D) The original or copy of the certificate and/or renewal receipt card shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the office wherein the dental assistant radiographer is employed and be made immediately available upon the request of an agent of the board.

Last updated September 8, 2023 at 2:35 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4715.39, 4715.53
Amplifies: 4715.53, 4715.56
Five Year Review Date: 10/1/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 3/3/1995, 4/4/2002, 10/9/2006, 5/5/2014