Chapter 447-Wisconsin Statutes

Section 447.065

Delegation of Remediable Procedures and Dental Practices

  1. A dentist who is licensed to practice dentistry under this chapter may delegate to an individual who is not licensed under this chapter only the performance of remediable procedures (“remediable procedures” are defined under 447.01(12) as “patient procedures that create changes within the oral cavity or surrounding structures that are reversible and do not involve any increased health risks to the patient”), and only if all of the following conditions are met:

a.  The unlicensed individual performs the remediable procedures in accordance with a treatment plan approved by the dentist.

b. The dentist is on the premises when the unlicensed individual performs the remediable procedures.

c. The unlicensed individual’s performance of the remediable procedures is subject to inspection by the dentist.

  1. Subject to the requirements under s. 447.06(2), a dentist who is licensed to practice dentistry under this chapter may delegate to a dental hygienist who is licensed to practice dental hygiene under this chapter the performance of remediable procedures.
  1. A dentist who delegates to another individual the performance of any practice or remediable procedure is responsible for that individual’s performance of that delegated practice or procedure.