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CIP 2020

Detail for CIP Code 51.0601

Title: Dental Assisting/Assistant.

Definition: A program that prepares individuals to provide patient care, take dental radiographs (x-ray photographs), prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharge office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists. Includes instruction in medical record-keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre- and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, taking tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice.

Action: No Substantive Changes

CIP Title or Definition Changed
CIP 2010 CIP 2020
Code Title Action Code Title
51.0601 Dental Assisting/Assistant. No substantive changes 51.0601 Dental Assisting/Assistant.
Illustrative Examples
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