ADTEP Certification & Scope of Practice
Upon completion of the 2-year program and a required preceptorship (400 hours minimum) with their supervising dentist, a ADTEP can apply for certification from the Alaska Community Health Aide Program Certification Board (CHAPCB).
After receiving their certification, a ADTEP can provide culturally appropriate dental education and a limited scope of preventive and restorative services under the supervision of a dentist.
Certification lasts for two years. Recertification requires proof of competency in the entire ADTEP scope of practice, which must be confirmed by supervising dentists.
ADTEPs exhibit performance competency in: medical evaluation; dental evaluation; periodontic techniques; clinic management and supervision; restorative dentistry; oral surgery and local anesthesia; infection control; equipment maintenance and repair; and community and preventative dentistry.