New Article from DentaQuest Institute's Dr. Sean Boynes

New Article from DentaQuest Institute's Dr. Sean Boynes

In the shifting world of health care, roles and responsibilities are evolving to provide greater efficiency. This is true for the dental care team, as well, and momentum is growing for procedural tasks to be delegated to other nondentist providers on the team. In a recent article featured in Dental Economics, The Delegation of Local Anesthesia Administration, Dr. Sean Boynes discusses the benefits of having dental hygiene providers administer local anesthesia and the need for a national consensus on this practice.
 
With the dental landscape continually changing, Sean suggests this delegation is one step in further enhancing team-oriented patient care. He notes, "As the current health-care system undergoes a paradigm shift, provider roles and responsibilities continue to change. Dentistry is not immune to these changes and continues to see practice act, financial, and educational modifications, which redefine the dental care team. In an era of streamlined workflow, cost-effective care, and changing consumer habits, the delegation of procedural tasks to nondentist providers is regaining momentum as a valid dental business model."

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