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Alaska Statutes Title 8. Business and Professions § 08.36.346. Delegation to dental assistants

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(a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a dentist licensed in this state may delegate to a dental assistant under indirect supervision

(1) the exposure and development of radiographs;

(2) application of topical preventive agents or pit and fissure sealants;  and

(3) other dental operations and services except

(A) those that may be performed by a dental hygienist under AS 08.32.110(a);  and

(B) those that may not be delegated to a dental hygienist under AS 08.32.110(c).

(b) A dentist licensed in this state may delegate to a dental assistant under direct supervision

(1) coronal polishing on teeth without calculus, if the dental assistant is certified under AS 08.36.342;

(2) the placement of a restoration into a cavity prepared by a dentist licensed under this chapter and the subsequent carving, contouring, and adjustment of the contacts and occlusion of the restoration, if the dental assistant is certified under AS 08.36.344;  and

(3) other dental operations and services as defined and regulated by the board;  however, a dentist may not delegate to a dental assistant a dental operation or service that requires the professional skill of a licensed dentist or licensed dental hygienist, including those dental operations and services specified in AS 08.32.110(c).

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