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WAC 246-817-560

Acts that may be performed by licensed dental hygienists under close supervision.

In addition to the acts allowed in WAC 246-817-520 and 246-817-550, a dentist may allow a dental hygienist licensed under chapter 18.29 RCW to perform the following acts under the dentist's close supervision:
(1) Perform soft-tissue curettage.
(2) Administer local anesthetic agents and adjunctive procedures.
(a) General supervision is allowed if all conditions in WAC 246-817-550 (6)(a) through (d) are met.
(b) Adjunctive procedures include local anesthetic reversal agents and buffered anesthetic.
(3) Place restorations into the cavity prepared by the dentist, and thereafter could carve, contour, and adjust contacts and occlusion of the restoration.
(4) Administer nitrous oxide analgesia.
(5) Place antimicrobials.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.29.050. WSR 17-01-045, § 246-817-560, filed 12/13/16, effective 1/13/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365. WSR 06-14-018, § 246-817-560, filed 6/23/06, effective 7/24/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. WSR 95-21-041, § 246-817-560, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]
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