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
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
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
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.