Revision of Current Statement of Position or Policy ‘C-2 Functions of Dental Providers’

Resolution 302-2019 — Not adopted
Sloan Meadows
Alternate Delegate
Financial Impact
ASDA’s mission statement reads “The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students.” Oxford English Dictionary defines student as “a person who is studying at a university or other place of higher education.” Oxford English Dictionary defines dental as “relating to teeth.” Due to the definition of “dental” and “student” by the Oxford English Dictionary, and the use of “dental student” in ASDA’s mission statement; therefore, be it
Resolved, that ASDA's Current Statements of Position or Policy 'C-2 Functions of Dental Providers (2014, revised 2018)' be amended to read:

The American Student Dental Association believes that licensed dental hygienists, dental therapists, and expanded function dental hygienists, under the supervision of a dentist, the dentist is the only dental provider that should perform the following functions.

  1. Examination,diagnosis and treatment planning
  2. Prescribing work authorizations within their scope of practice
  3. Performing surgical/irreversible dental procedures within their scope of practice
  4. Prescribing drugs and/or other medications