Modern Dental Assisting: dental assistant Flashcards


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CHAPTER 3

certified dental technician (CDT)

a dental laboratory technician who has passed a written national examination and who preforms dental laboratory services such as fabricating crowns, bridges, and dentures, as specified by the dentists written prescription.

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dental assistant

oral healthcare professional trained to provide supportive procedures for the dentist and for the patients

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dental equipment technician

specialist who installs and maintains dental equipment

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dental hygienist

licensed oral healthcare professional who provides preventive, therapeutic, and educational services

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dental laboratory technician

professional who preforms dental laboratory services such as fabricating crowns, bridges, and dentures as specified by the dentists written prescription.

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dental supply person

representative of a dental supply company who provides dental supplies, product information, services, and repairs.

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dentist

oral healthcare provider licensed to practice dentistry

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endodontics

dental specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the pulp. (root canals)

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oral and maxillofacial radiology

dental specialty that deals with the diagnosis of the diseases through various forms of imaging, including x-ray films (radiographs)

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oral and maxillofacial surgery

dental surgical specialty that diagnoses and treats conditions of the mouth, face, upper jaw (maxillary), and associated areas. (TMJ)

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oral pathology

dental specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the oral structures.

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orthodontics

specialty within dentistry that focuses on preventing, intercepting, and correcting skeletal and dental problems. (braces)

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pediatric dentistry

dental specialty concerned with neonatal through adolescent patients, as well as patients with special needs in these same age groups. (for kids)

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periodontics disease.

dental specialty involved with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting tissues. (gum disease)

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prosthodontics

dental specialty that provides restoration and replacement of natural teeth. (dentures and particals)

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CHAPTER 4

autonomy (aw-TOM-uh-mee)

self-determination

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beneficence

of benefit to the patient

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code of ethics

voluntary standards of behavior established by a profession

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confidentiality

never revealing any personal information about the patient

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ethics

moral standards of conduct; rules or principles that govern proper conduct

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HIPPA

the health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996; specifies federal regulations that ensure privacy regarding a persons healthcare information

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justice

fair treatment of the patient

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law

minimum standards of behavior established by statutes for a population or profession

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nonmaleficence

of no harm the the patient

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veracity

truthfulness; not lying the patient

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CHAPTER 5

abandonment

withdrawing a patient from treatment without giving a reasonable notice or providing a competent replacement

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administrative law

category of law that involves regulations established by government agencies

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board of dentistry

state agency that adopts rules and regulations and implements the specifics states dental practice act

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child abuse

any act of endangers or impairs a childs physical or emotional health or development

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civil law

category of law that deals with relations of individuals, corporations, or other organizations

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contract law

category of law that involves agreement for services in exchange for a payment (services)

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criminal law

category of law that involves violations against the state or the government

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dental auxiliary

dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dental laboratory techs

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direct supervision

level of supervision in which the dentist is physically present when the dental auxiliary performs delegated functions

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due care

just, proper, and sufficient care or the absence of negligence

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elder abuse

includes physical or sexual abuse, financial exploitation, emotional confinement, passive neglect, or willful deprivation of an elderly person

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expanded functions

specific intraoral functions delegated to an auxiliary that can require increased skill and training

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expressed contract

a contract that is established through verbal or written words

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implied consent

type of consent in which patients actions indicates consent for the treatment

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implied contract

contract that is established by actions, not words

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informed consent

permission granted by a patient after he or she is informed about the details of the procedure

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infraction

minor offense that usually results in only a fine

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licensure

license to practice in a specific state

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malpractice

professional negligence

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mandated reporters

designated professionals who are required by law to report known are suspected child abuse

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misdemeanor

offense that may result in imprisonment of 6 months to 1 year

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patient of record

patient who has been examined and diagnosed by the dentist and has had a treatment planned

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reciprocity

system that allows individuals in one state to obtain a license in another state without retesting

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res gestae

Latin for "things done". Statements made by a person present at the time of an alleged negligent act that are admissible as evidence in a court of law

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res ipsa loquitur

Latin phrase for "the things that speaks for itself"

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respondeat superior

Latin for "Let the master answer". Legal doctrine that holds employers liable for acts of the employee

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spousal abuse

domestic violence intentionally inflicted by a family member or members

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standards of care

level of knowledge, skill, and care comparable with that of other dentist who are treating similar patients under similar conditions

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state dental practice act

document of law that specifies legal requirements for practicing dentistry in a particular state

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statutory law

law enacted by legislation through U.S congress, state legislature, or local legislative bodies

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tort law

involving an act that brings harm to a person or damage to a property

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written consent

consent that requires a written explanation of diagnostic findings, prescribed treatment, and reasonable expectations about treatment results