Associate of Arts (AA) degree. Possesses knowledge and clinical competence required to provide current, comprehensive dental hygiene services under the direction and supervision of a dental officer. Dental hygiene includes but is not limited to: clinical infection control procedures; data gathering; exposing and processing radiographs; dental hygiene assessment and treatment planning; oral health education including health promotion, disease prevention, behavior modification and nutritional counseling; cleaning removable appliances and prostheses; polishing restorations; provision of therapeutic dental hygiene services including, but not limited to, periodontal scaling and root planning, application of pit and fissure sealants and anticariogenic agents (fluorides); application of chemotherapeutic agents; pain control and other patient services as identified by the dental officer.
DT-8732, Dental Equipment Repair Technician: Handles the maintenance, repair, and installation of dental equipment and diagnostic devices. Monitors dental equipment safety programs. Provides technical advice and assistance for dental clinic or facility design, alteration, and equipage. Administers the Dental Equipment Maintenance and Repair Program.
DT-8752, Dental Laboratory Technician, Basic: Performs basic and intermediate level prosthetic laboratory procedures. Fabricates and finishes dental prostheses such as complete dentures, removable partial dentures, and other prescribed protective and restorative intraoral appliances. Repairs, reconstructs. and relines dental prostheses. Conducts routine and prescribed equipment maintenance.
DT-8753, Dental Laboratory Technician, Advanced: Performs and supervises procedures and techniques in the construction of complex and precision dental prostheses such as fixed partial dentures, porcelain fused to metal systems, dental ceramic arts, precision attachment prostheses, and the arrangement of artificial teeth for aesthetic, phonetic, and functional requirements. Coordinates technical and clinical applications and dental technology training.
DT-8765, Dental Laboratory Technician, Maxillofacial: Assists the maxillofacial prosthodontist in the clinical and technical procedures required to fabricate prostheses and appliances for oral, craniofacial, and other anatomical defects. Constructs and finishes ocular, extraoral, intraoral, and somato prostheses of silicone and other related materials. Designs and constructs stone, metal, or silicone molds for prosthetic rehabilitation procedures. Performs other intermediate and advanced level prosthetic laboratory techniques and procedures as prescribed. Consults with and assists other medical and dental specialists in related disciplines.
DT-8783, Dental Surgical Technologist: Assists dental officers in carrying out surgical techniques. Provides perioperative nursing care, safety, and support to patients before, during, and after surgery. Selects, sterilizes, and prepares instruments and materials in an aseptic environment necessary for surgery. Maintains surgical equipment and records. Assists with instruction, supervision, and evaluation of students and other DTs or HMs and assigned duties relating to maxillofacial surgery. Maintains dental central sterilization facilities in medical treatment facilities (MTFs), dental treatment facilities (DTFs), and operational units.Continue Reading