§5-31.1-6  License to practice – Qualifications of applicants – Fee – Reexamination. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 5

Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-31.1

Dentists and Dental Hygienists

SECTION 5-31.1-6



   § 5-31.1-6  License to practice –

Qualifications of applicants – Fee – Reexamination. –

(a) Authority to practice dentistry or dental hygiene under this chapter is by

a license, issued by the director of the department of health, to any reputable

dentist, dental hygienist or DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assistant

who intends to practice dentistry, dental hygiene or DAANCE-certified

maxillofacial surgery assisting in this state, and who meets the requirements

for licensure prescribed in this chapter and regulations established by the

board or the director.



   (b) Applicants for licensure as dentists shall:



   (1) Present satisfactory evidence of graduation from a school

of dentistry accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental

Accreditation, or its designated agency, and approved by the board;



   (2) Meet any other requirements that the board or director by

regulation establishes; and



   (3) Pass in a satisfactory manner any examinations that the

board requires.



   (c) Applicants for licensure as dental hygienists shall:



   (1) Present satisfactory evidence of graduation from a school

for dental hygiene accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on

Dental Auxiliary Accreditation or its designated agency and approved by the

board;



   (2) Meet any other requirements that the board or director by

regulation establishes; and



   (3) Pass in a satisfactory manner any examination that the

board requires.



   (d) Any dentist and any dental hygienist or DAANCE-certified

maxillofacial surgery assistant applying for licensure shall pay an application

fee as set forth in § 23-1-54. Application fees shall in no case be

returned. Applicants requiring reexamination for dentistry, for dental hygiene

or for DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assisting shall submit fees as

set forth in § 23-1-54 for each reexamination.



   (e)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board

of dental examiners may issue a special license to qualifying dentists and

dental hygienists under the terms and conditions set forth in this section and

pursuant to requirements that may be set forth in the rules and regulations of

the board. The special license may only be issued to a person who is retired

from the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene and not currently engaged in

such practice either full-time or part-time and has, prior to retirement,

maintained full licensure in good standing in dentistry or dental hygiene in

any state.



   (2) The special licensee shall be permitted to practice

dentistry or dental hygiene only in the non-compensated employ of public

agencies or institutions, not-for-profit agencies, not-for-profit institutions,

nonprofit corporations, or not-for-profit associations that provide dentistry

or dental hygiene services only to indigent patients in areas underserved by

dentists or dental hygienists or critical need population areas of the state.



   (3) The person applying for the special license under this

section shall submit to the board a notarized statement from the employing

agency, institution, corporation, association, or health care program, on a

form prescribed by the board, whereby he or she agrees unequivocally not to

receive compensation for any dentistry or dental hygiene services he or she may

render while in possession of the special license.



   (4) Any application fees and all licensure and renewal fees

shall be waived for the holder of the special license under this section.



   (5) A dentist or dental hygienist licensed pursuant to this

section shall comply with the continuing education requirements established by

the board of dental examiners in this state.



   (f) Applicants for licensure as certified maxillofacial

surgical assistants shall:



   (1) Present satisfactory evidence of completion of the DAANCE

oral surgery assistant training course prepared and administered by the

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons or its designated

agency and approved by the board;



   (2) Meet any other requirements that the board or director by

regulation establishes;



   (3) Pass, in a satisfactory manner, any examination that the

board requires; and



   (4) Complete a board of examiners in dentistry-approved

advanced cardiac life support course and current certification.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1987, ch. 358, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 14, § 6; P.L. 2007,

ch. 73, art. 39, § 5; P.L. 2007, ch. 181, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 204,

§ 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 5; P.L. 2014, ch. 95, § 1;

P.L. 2014, ch. 163, § 1.)

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