Dental Assisting Flashcards


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Certified Dental Technician

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

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Dental Assistant

oral healthcare professional trained to provide supportive procedures for the dentist and for 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 performs dental laboratory services such as fabricating crowns, bridges, and dentures as specified by the dentist's written prescription. most frequently trained on the job as an apprentice.

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Dental Supply Person

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

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Dentist

oral healthcare provider licensed to practice dentistry.

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Detail Person

representative of a specific company who provides information concerning the company's product.

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Endodontics

dental specialty that diagnoses and treats disease of the pulp.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

dental specialty that deals wit the diagnosis of disease through various forms of imaging, including x-rays films ( radiographs)

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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

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Oral Pathology

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

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Orthodontics

specialty within dentistry tat focuses on preventing , intercepting, and correcting skeletal and dental problems.

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Pediatric Dentistry

dental specialty concerned with neonatal through adolescent patients, as well as patients with special needs in these age groups.

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Periodontics

dental specialty involved wit the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting tissues.

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Prosthodontics

dental specialty the provides restoration and replacement of natural teeth.

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Autonomy

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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confidentially

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 ac of 1996; specifies federal regulations that ensure privacy regarding a patient's 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 to the patient

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Veracity

truthfulness; not lying to the patient.

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Abandonment

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

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Administrative Law

category of law that involves regulations established by the government agencies.

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Board of Dentistry

state agency that adopts rules and regulations and implements the specific state's Dental Practice Act

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Child Abuse

any act that endangers or impairs a child 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 an agreement for services in exchange for a payment.

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Criminal Law

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

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Dental Auxiliary

dental assistants, dental hygienists and dental laboratory technicians.

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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 of 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 the 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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Felony

a major crime, such as fraud or drug abuse. Conviction can results in imprisonment of 1 year or longer.

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General Supervision

level of supervision in which the dental auxiliary performs delegated functions according to the instructions of the dentist, who is no necessarily physically present.

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Implied Consent

type in which the patients actions consent for 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 a 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 or suspected child abuse

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Misdemeanor

offense that may results 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 treatment planned.

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Reciprocity

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

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Res Gestae

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

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Res Ipsa Loquitur

latin phrase for "the thing speaks for itself".

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Respondeat Superior

latin for " let the master answer." legal doctrine that holds an employer liable for acts of the employee.

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Spousal Abuse

domestic violence intentionally inflicted by a family members or members

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Standard 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 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 property.

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Written Consent

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