CTDAA remains hopeful that legislative initiatives introduced in the coming session will be productive in our attempt to define dental assistants in Connecticut and provide a viable workforce substitution model through Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary
to foster Connecticut's access to oral healthcare needs.
From dental auxiliary
to multi-faceted practitioner, with corresponding advancements in education, regulation, clinical practice settings, scope of practice, professional autonomy, organizational development, public relations and range of career options.
In its final form, the Florida Dental Association Board of Trustees approved the release of a proposal for the Restorative Functions Dental Auxiliary
(RFDA) that was inclusive of on-the-job trained dental assistants.
The new law also creates an expanded function dental auxiliary
authorized to provide various supportive restorative services including a traumatic restorative technique.
She is a graduate of Professional Careers Institute of Indiana and received her Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary
Certificate from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1979.
A joint proposal by the New Mexico Dental Hygienists' Association and the New Mexico Dental Association, the bill expands dental hygiene services and creates an expanded function dental auxiliary
authorized to provide various supportive restorative services including atraumatic restorative technique.
The Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary
has to be part of any successful access to oral care initiative.
A second (Senate Bill 302) would allow a dental hygienist or dental assistant to qualify as an expanded function dental auxiliary
(EFDA) for restorative services.
All dental auxiliary
personnel received a thank-you note from the Clinic Commander at the beginning of DARW, and midweek, a barbecue luncheon was served by the doctors.