60 Minute Seminar
Educational Programs, Workshops, Seminars, New Idea Session, and Small Group Discussions
It is well documented that physician assistants (PA) receive minimal education in oral health, yet they certainly encounter patients with oral health needs during their careers. Many states allow PAs to perform dental procedures such as anesthesia and application of fluoride varnish within their scope of practice. With 256 physician assistant programs in the United States, collaboration between the dental professionals and PAs is feasible in most areas of the country. This session will outline how dental institutions work interprofessionally with PA institutions to provide clinical experiences that increase the students’ collaboration and knowledge of each others' professions.