Employment Supervision4715.64 – Scope of practice; direct supervision by dentist.
(A) The practice of an expanded function dental auxiliary shall consist of the following;
(1) The procedures involved in the placement of restorative materials limited to amalgam restorative materials and nonmetallic restorative materials, including direct-bonded restorative materials;
(2) The procedures involved in the placement of sealants;
(3) Any additional procedures authorized by the state dental board in rules adopted under section 4715.66 of the Revised Code.
(B) An expanded function dental auxiliary shall practice under the direct supervision, order, control, and full responsibility of a dentist licensed under this chapter. At no time shall more than two expanded function dental auxiliaries be practicing as expanded function dental auxiliaries under the direct supervision of the same dentist. An expanded function dental auxiliary shall not practice as an expanded function dental auxiliary when the supervising dentist is not physically present at the location where the expanded function dental auxiliary is practicing
(C) Nothing in this section shall be construed by rule of the board or otherwise to authorize an expanded function dental auxiliary to engage in the practice of dental hygiene as defined by sections 4715.22 and 4715.23 of the Revised Code.
HISTORY: 151 v H 143, S 1, Eff 5-12-06