section .0600 – reinstatement of dental hygiene license
21 NCAC 16C .0601 PROOF OF COMPETENCY
(a) All applications for reinstatement shall be made on the
forms furnished by the Board at www.ncdentalboard.org and no application shall
be deemed complete that does not set forth all the information required
relative to the applicant. Incomplete applications shall be returned to the
applicant. Any applicant who changes his or her address shall notify the Board
office within 10 business days.
(b) The reinstatement fee shall accompany the application.
(c) All applicants for reinstatement whose North Carolina
license has been revoked, suspended, inactive or lapsed for more than five
years must successfully pass the clinical examination given to first-time
applicants before seeking reinstatement.
(d) Applicants for reinstatement whose North Carolina license
has been revoked, suspended, inactive or lapsed for two to five years may, at
the Board's discretion, be required to take refresher courses as specified by
the Board. Refresher courses may be required if the Board determines, based
upon the facts of the case, that the applicant may lack skills or knowledge to
practice dental hygiene competently. Refresher courses for individuals whose
licenses have been revoked or suspended shall relate to the deficiencies that
led to the imposition of discipline. Refresher courses for individuals whose
licenses have been inactive or lapsed shall take into account the amount of
time the license has been inactive or lapsed and the individual's level of
(e) Applicants who are licensed in other states shall ensure
that the Board receives verification of licensure from the board of each state
in which they are licensed.
(f) Applicants whose North Carolina license has been
revoked, suspended, inactive or lapsed for more than one year shall submit to
the Board a signed release form, completed Fingerprint Record Card, and such
other form(s) required to perform a criminal history check at the time of the
application for reinstatement. The form and card are available from the Board
(g) Applicants shall provide proof of continuing education
in clinical patient care, by Board-approved sponsors, equal to the number of
hours currently required for the renewal of a dental hygiene license and
current CPR certification.
(h) Two letters of character reference from non-family
(i) A report from the National Practitioner Databank.
History Note: Authority G.S. 90-223; 90-224; 90-229;
Eff. September 1, 2014.