Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
Asynchronous technology: means store-and-forward technology that allows a licensed dental professional to transmit a patient's health information to a dentist for viewing at a later time. See Utah Code 58-69-102
Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
Dental assistant: means an unlicensed individual who engages in, directly or indirectly, supervised acts and duties as defined by division rule made in collaboration with the board. See Utah Code 58-69-102
Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
Director: means the director of the division, unless the context requires otherwise. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
Disability: means an administrative determination that may result in an entitlement to compensation as a consequence of becoming medically impaired as to function. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
General supervision: means that the supervising dentist is available for consultation regarding work the supervising dentist has authorized, without regard as to whether the supervising dentist is located on the same premises as the person being supervised. See Utah Code 58-69-102
Impairment: is a purely medical condition reflecting an anatomical or functional abnormality or loss. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
Indirect supervision: means that the supervising dentist is present within the facility in which the person being supervised is providing services and is available to provide immediate face-to-face communication with the person being supervised. See Utah Code 58-69-102
Order: means an action of the commission that determines the legal rights, duties, privileges, immunities, or other interests of one or more specific persons, but not a class of persons. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
Practice of dental hygiene: means , regarding humans:
under the general supervision of a dentist, or under a written agreement with a dentist licensed under this chapter, as provided in Section 58-69-801, to:
perform preliminary clinical examination of human teeth and gums;
make preliminary instrumental examination of patients' teeth;
expose dental radiographs;
assess dental hygiene status and collaborate with the supervising dentist regarding a dental hygiene treatment plan for a patient;
remove deposits, accumulations, calculus, and concretions from the surfaces of human teeth;
remove toxins and debris from subgingival surfaces;
provide dental hygiene care in accordance with a dentist's treatment plan for a patient;
take impressions of teeth or jaws except for impressions or registrations to supply artificial teeth as substitutes for natural teeth; or
engage in other practices of dental hygiene as defined by division rule;
under the indirect supervision of a dentist to administer in accordance with standards and ethics of the professions of dentistry and dental hygiene:
local anesthesia; or
nitrous oxide analgesia;
to represent oneself by any title, degree, or in any other way as being a dental hygienist; or
to direct a dental assistant when the supervising dentist is not on the premises. See Utah Code 58-69-102
Practice of dentistry: means the following, regarding humans:
to offer, undertake, or represent that a person will undertake by any means or method, including teledentistry, to:
examine, evaluate, diagnose, treat, operate, or prescribe therapy for any disease, pain, injury, deficiency, deformity, or any other condition of the human teeth, alveolar process, gums, jaws, or adjacent hard and soft tissues and structures in the maxillofacial region;
take an appropriate history and physical consistent with the level of professional service to be provided and the available resources in the facility in which the service is to be provided;
take impressions or registrations;
supply artificial teeth as substitutes for natural teeth;
remove deposits, accumulations, calculus, and concretions from the surfaces of teeth; and
correct or attempt to correct malposition of teeth;
to administer anesthetics necessary or proper in the practice of dentistry only as allowed by an anesthesia permit obtained from the division;
to administer and prescribe drugs related to and appropriate in the practice of dentistry;
to supervise the practice of a dental hygienist or dental assistant as established by division rule made in collaboration with the board; or
to represent oneself by any title, degree, or in any other way that one is a dentist. See Utah Code 58-69-102
Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
Public health setting: means :
an individual's residence, if the individual is unable to leave the residence;
a school, as part of a school-based program;
a nursing home;
an assisted living or long-term care facility;
a community health center;
a federally-qualified health center; or
a mobile dental health program that employs a dentist who is licensed under this chapter. See Utah Code 58-69-102
Supervising dentist: means a licensed dentist who has agreed to provide supervision of a dental hygienist or unlicensed individual in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Utah Code 58-69-102
Teledentistry: means the practice of dentistry using synchronous or asynchronous technology. See Utah Code 58-69-102
Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.