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§30-4-9. Scope of practice of a dentist.

The practice of dentistry includes the following:

(1) Coordinate dental services to meet the oral health needs of the patient;

(2) Examine, evaluate and diagnose diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and adjacent and associated structures;

(3) Treat diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures;

(4) Provide services to prevent diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures;

(5) Fabricate, repair or alter a dental prosthesis;

(6) Administer anesthesia in accordance with the provisions of article four-a of this chapter;

(7) Prescribe drugs necessary for the practice of dentistry;

(8) Execute and sign a death certificate when it is required in the practice of dentistry;

(9) Employ and supervise dental auxiliary personnel;

(10) Authorize delegated procedures to be performed by dental auxiliary personnel; and

(11) Perform any other work included in the curriculum of an approved dental school, college or dental department of a university.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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