CONNECTICUT DENTAL ASSISTANTS

ASSOCIATION

"Setting a New Professional Standard"

Established 1941

 

LEGISLATION FOR DENTAL ASSISTANTS IN CONNECTICUT (as of May 27, 2016)

As per Public Act No. 16-66
AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES

If you are a dental assistant, or planning to become a dental assistant, please carefully and thoroughly read Sec. 38. Section 20-112a (link below), and be advised of the following:

 

Infection Control: 

● After July 1, 2018 no dental assistant in Connecticut may perform any type of dental procedure unless the dental assistant has taken and provides records to a licensed dentist demonstrating successful completion of the Infection Control exam administered by The Dental Assistant National Board (www.danb.org). 
● After July 1, 2018, a dental assistant may have no more than 9 months of on-the-job-training by a licensed dentist before taking this exam.
● After July 1, 2018, every dental assistant will then be required to complete no less than one hour of training or education in infection control in a dental setting every two years.   

 

Expanded Functions for Dental Assistants in Connecticut: 

● To become an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) you must first pass the Dental Assistant National Board’s (DANB) certified dental assistant (CDA) or certified orthodontic assistant examination (COA) or be a current CDA or COA dental assistant.
● Then you must successfully complete an EFDA program offered at an institution accredited by
The Commission on Dental Accreditation. Successful completion of an EFDA program at a CODA institution qualifies a candidate to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) EFDA Credentialing exam for the State of Connecticut.

Click here for “2016 History of Bill No. 5537”

Click here for “Public Act No. 16-66, AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE   
   PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES, Sec. 38. Section 20-112a”

 

Radiation Health and Safety:

As per Substitute House Bill No. 7097, Public Act No. 93-249, AN ACT CONCERNING X-RAY SAFETY and then Public Act No. 95-271-sSB 1121, AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICE STATUTES

● It is still illegal for any dental assistant to expose (take) any type of x-ray unless that dental assistant has taken and provides records to a licensed dentist demonstrating successful completion of the Radiation Health and Safety Exam administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

Click here for “Public Act No. 93-249, AN ACT CONCERNING X-RAY SAFETY, Sec. 4. (a)”


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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