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§30-4-15. Scope of practice; dentist.
The practice of dentistry includes the following:

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

(2) Examining, evaluating and diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and adjacent and associated structures;

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

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

(5) Fabricating, repairing or altering a dental prosthesis;

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

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

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

(9) Employing and supervising dental auxiliary personnel;

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

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