Are Dental Assistants Legally Able to Do Impressions for Invisalign in CA?
- Asked by jj1987
- 5 months ago
I believe the answer is, "No". Guess you could call the dental board and get a definite answer. Probability is that the assistants are more experienced in handling these materials though. The laws vary from state to state regarding extended duties but laws don't regulate quality. I learned a ton from an elderly male dental assistant at the VA Hospital during my oral surgery rotation at the Hospital Dentistry Program. Felix taught me how to gently extract teeth. I remember his time-worn hand covering mine while he said, "Firm steady pressure....from side to side". You want a quality impression and an involved, supervising doctor that checks every step along the way regardless of who takes the impression. Just my opinion. Impressions for any final appliance by law......
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