Specialists Regulations

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Specialists Regulations
made under Section 45 of the

Dental Act

S.N.S. 1992, c. 3

O.I.C. 93-858 (November 2, 1993), N.S. Reg. 164/93

as amended up to O.I.C. 2009-266 (May 20, 2009), N.S. Reg. 229/2009

 

1     These regulations may be cited as the Specialists Regulations.

Section 1 added: O.I.C. 2002-6, N.S. Reg. 3/2002.

 

1A  In this regulation

 

                (a)    “Act” means the Dental Act, S.N.S. 1992, c. 3, as amended;

                (b)    “Board” means the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia;

                (c)    “Registrar” means the Registrar of the Board.

Section 1 renumbered 1A: O.I.C. 2002-6, N.S. Reg. 3/2002.

 

2     No dentist shall, either directly or indirectly, purport to be a specialist in a branch ofdentistry unless that dentist is certified by the Board as a specialist in that branch ofdentistry.

 

3     The following branches of dentistry are recognized as specialties by the Board:

 

                (a)    oral and maxillofacial surgery;

                (b)    orthodontics;

                (c)    pediatric dentistry;

                (d)    periodontics;

                (e)    dental public health;

                (f)    endodontics;

                (g)    oral pathology;

                (h)    oral radiology;

                (i)     prosthodontics.

 

4     Certified specialists shall use the following designations:

 

                (a)    a certified specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery shall use the designation,“oral and maxillofacial surgeon”;

 

                (b)    a certified specialist in orthodontics shall use the designation, “orthodontist”;

 

                (c)    a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry shall use the designation, “pediatricdentist”;

 

                (d)    a certified specialist in periodontics shall use the designation, “periodontist”;

 

                (e)    a certified specialist in dental public health shall use the designation, “publichealth dentist”;

 

                (f)    a certified specialist in endodontics shall use the designation, “endodontist”;

 

                (g)    a certified specialist in oral pathology shall use the designation, “oralpathologist”;

 

                (h)    a certified specialist in oral radiology shall use the designation, “oralradiologist”;

 

                (i)     a certified specialist in prosthodontics shall use the designation,“prosthodontist”.

 

5     The Board shall, after consultation with the Society of Dental Specialists of Nova Scotia,have authority to determine which functions of dentistry are included in the variousspecialties.

 

6     An applicant for certification as a specialist shall complete an application in a formsatisfactory to the Registrar.

 

7     The Registrar may issue a Specialty Certificate to a person who

 

                (a)    is licensed to engage in the practice of dentistry under the Act;

 

                (b)    has successfully completed a specialty program that is accredited by theCommission on Dental Accreditation of Canada or the American DentalAssociation Commission on Dental Accreditation;

 

                (c)    has successfully completed a national specialty examination process approvedby the Board;

 

                (d)    is in good standing in the profession; and

 

                (e)    pays the fee prescribed by the Board for certification as a specialist.

Section 7 replaced: O.I.C. 2002-468, N.S. Reg. 129/2002.

 

7A  The Registrar may issue a Limited Specialty Certificate that permits only the practice of aspecialty listed in Section 3 to a person who meets all of the following criteria:

 

                (a)    they have graduated from any of the following:

 

                         (i)     a university or hospital-based post-graduate dental specialty training[program] that is not accredited through the Commission on DentalAccreditation of Canada or the American Dental AssociationCommission on Dental Accreditation, but they hold a certificate ofcompletion or equivalency as described in the Canadian DentalRegulatory Authorities Federation’s memorandum of understandingdated October 12, 2007, from a Canadian faculty or school of dentistrythat is an accredited member of the Association of Canadian Faculties ofDentistry,

 

                         (ii)    a university or hospital-based post-graduate dental specialty trainingprogram that is accredited through the Commission on DentalAccreditation of Canada or the American Dental AssociationCommission on Dental Accreditation;

 

                (b)    they have successfully completed the National Dental Specialty Examinationset by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada;

 

                (c)    they are in good standing in the dental profession;

 

                (d)    they have paid the fees prescribed by the Board for certification as a specialist.

Section 7A added: O.I.C. 2009-266, N.S. Reg. 229/2009.

 

8     (1)    In this Section, “Agreement on Internal Trade” means the agreement signed by thefederal, provincial, and territorial governments of Canada, which came into force onJuly 1, 1995, to facilitate the free movement of persons, goods, services andinvestments throughout Canada.

 

       (2)    Despite Section 7, for the purposes of labour mobility under the Agreement onInternal Trade, a person with a non-restricted specialty licence obtained in anyCanadian licensing jurisdiction prior to July 1, 2001, will be recognized as holdingthe necessary qualifications for specialty licensure.

Section 8 added: O.I.C. 2002-6, N.S. Reg. 3/2002.