The State Regulation of Dentistry. Law and Ethics. What is the State Dental Practice Act?. state law which controls the practice of dentistry contains legal restrictions and controls only applies to that particular state in which it is written; each state has its own dental practice act.
Law and Ethics
“a dental assistant who performs extended functions that are not legal is performing an illegal act: the unlicensed practice of dentistry” This is a CRIMINAL ACT.