(1) Curriculum for expanded function dental hygiene education programs approved by the secretary of the department of health shall include:
(a) Instruction in the administration of injections of a local anesthetic.
(i) The basic curriculum shall require didactic and clinical competency.
(ii) Demonstration of clinical proficiency in each of the following functions:
Infiltration: ASA, MSA, Nasopalatine, greater palatine.
Block: Long buccal, mental, inferior alveolar and PSA.
(b) Instruction in the administration of nitrous oxide analgesia. The basic curriculum shall require didactic and clinical competency.
(c) Instruction in restorative dentistry and specifically how to place restorations into a cavity prepared by the dentist and thereafter carve, contour, and adjust contacts and occlusion of the restoration. The basic curriculum shall require didactic and clinical competency.
(2) Representatives of expanded function dental hygiene education programs may apply for approval of one or more of (1)(a)-(c) above. Approval of the specific expanded function(s) will be based on the applicable curriculum listed in (1)(a)-(c) above.
(3) It shall be the responsibility of the approved expanded functions education program to evaluate the students curriculum needs on an individual basis for successful completion of their approved program.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-815-130, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.29 RCW, RCW 18.29.021, [18.29.]045 and [18.29.]130. 90-23-011 (Order 098), § 308-25-074, filed 11/13/90, effective 12/14/90.]