How To Become Licensed

In the State of New York you must be Licensed to Practice many duties of a Dental Assistant
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        University of the State of New York New York State Education Department  
    http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/dentcdalic.htm
provide patient education

  • take preliminary medical histories and vital signs to  be reviewed by the dentist
  • place and remove rubber dams
  • select and prefit provisional crowns
  • select and prefit orthodontic bands
  • remove orthodontic arch wires and ligature ties
  • place and remove matrix bands
  • take impressions for study casts or diagnostic casts
  • remove periodontal dressings
  • remove sutures placed by a licensed dentist
  • take impressions for space maintainers, orthodontic appliances,                      and occlusal guards
  • remove temporary cement
  • apply topical anticariogenic agents to the teeth
  • apply desensitizing agents to the teeth
  • place and remove temporary separating devices
  • place orthodontic ligatures
  • take dental x-rays in accordance with Public Health Law
  • perform such other dental supportive services authorized by the dentist and consistent with New York State laws  rules and regulations.

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