Digital impressions are more comfortable for patients, less invasive than ill fitting impression trays, and more accurate than traditional analog impressions.
Under supervision of a dentist, RDA's should be able to perform this duty as it is just as invasive as taking a digital photo or video. It is a very safe practice. There are many duties within the scope of a Registered Dental Assistant that can cause harm or injury to themselves or to patients. Digital impressions cannot.
The time savings having an auxiliary perform these duties is important for patient care. Dentists are able to spend time helping other patients instead of being burdened taking 3D digital imaging.
Digital impressions have been in the market for over 30 years and New Jersey decided just last week that assistants can no
Please let the NJ State Board know that you support dental assistants taking digital impressions.