C-2 Functions of Dental Providers (2014, revised 2018)

Policy Number: C-2

Policy Category: Dental Hygiene and Assisting

The American Student Dental Association believes that the dentist is the only dental provider that should perform the following functions.

  1. Diagnosis and treatment planning
  2. Prescribing work authorizations
  3. Performing surgical/irreversible dental procedures
  4. Prescribing drugs and/or other medications