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NEW SPECIALTY PERMITS AND UPCOMING CHANGES FOR DENTAL ASSISTANTS, REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS AND REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS IN EXTENDED FUNCTIONS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2010

AB 2637, was signed by the Governor on September 28, 2008 and will become effective January 1, 2009 although many of its provisions are not operative until January 10, 2010. This bill will have a wide-reaching impact on all unlicensed dental assistants and their employers, as well as applicants for registered dental assistant or registered dental assistant in extended functions licenses. AB 2637 allows new duties in all of these categories, and creates two new permit categories: the Orthodontic Assistant Permit and the Dental Sedation Assistant Permit.Dental Assisting Statutes Operative on January 1, 2009