20:43:08 :01. Definitions. Terms used in this chapter mean:
(1) "Registered dental assistant," a person registered as a registered dental assistant who is authorized to perform expanded functions under the direct supervision of a dentist as authorized by this article;
(2) "Expanded functions," reversible procedures which require professional proficiency and specific training, performed under the direct supervision of a dentist;
(3) "Certificate of competency," a certificate attesting that a dental assistant is qualified to perform expanded functions by successfully completing a registered dental assistant examination as described in § 20:43:08:06.
Source: 19 SDR 32, effective September 6, 1992; 42 SDR 19, effective August 17, 2015.
General Authority: SDCL 36-6A-14, 36-6A-26.
Law Implemented: SDCL 36-6A-14, 36-6A-41.
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