Chapter 27 of Title 54. 1 of the Code of Virginia Dentistry Table of Contents



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Chapter 27 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia

Dentistry

Table of Contents


Chapter 27 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia 1

Dentistry 1

Table of Contents 1

§ 54.1-2700. Definitions. 3

§ 54.1-2701. Exemptions. 3

§ 54.1-2702. Board; membership; terms of office; officers; quorum. 4

§ 54.1-2703. Inspection of dental offices and laboratories. 4

§ 54.1-2704. Nominations. 5

§ 54.1-2705. Investigation of applicant for license. 5

§ 54.1-2706. Revocation or suspension; other sanctions. 5

§ 54.1-2707. 6

§ 54.1-2708. Disciplinary action discretion. 6

§ 54.1-2708.1. 7

§ 54.1-2708.2. Recovery of monitoring costs. 7

§ 54.1-2708.3. Regulation of mobile dental clinics. 7

§ 54.1-2709. License; application; qualifications; examinations. 7

§ 54.1-2709.1. Certain certification required. 8

§ 54.1-2709.2. Registration and certain data required. 9

§ 54.1-2709.3. Reports of disciplinary action against oral and maxillofacial surgeons; immunity from liability. 10

§ 54.1-2709.4. Further reporting requirements. 11

§ 54.1-2709.5. Permits for sedation and anesthesia required. 12

§ 54.1-2710. 13

§ 54.1-2711. Practice of dentistry. 13

§ 54.1-2711.1. Temporary licenses to persons enrolled in advanced dental education programs; Board regulations. 13

§ 54.1-2712. Permissible practices. 14

§ 54.1-2712.1. Restricted volunteer license for certain dentists. 15

§ 54.1-2713. Licenses to teach dentistry; renewals. 16

§ 54.1-2714. Restricted licenses to teach dentistry for foreign dentists. 17

§ 54.1-2714.1. 18

§ 54.1-2715. Temporary permits for certain clinicians. 18

§ 54.1-2716. Practicing in a commercial or mercantile establishment. 18

§ 54.1-2717. Practice of dentistry by professional business entities. 19

§ 54.1-2718. Practicing under firm or assumed name. 19

§ 54.1-2719. Persons engaged in construction and repair of appliances. 20

§ 54.1-2720. Display of name of practitioner. 21

§ 54.1-2721. Display of license. 21

§ 54.1-2722. License; application; qualifications; practice of dental hygiene. 21

§ 54.1-2723. 24

§ 54.1-2724. Limitations on the employment of dental hygienists. 24

§ 54.1-2725. Licenses to teach dental hygiene; renewals. 24

§ 54.1-2726. Temporary permits for certain hygienists. 25

§ 54.1-2726.1. Restricted volunteer license for certain dental hygienists. 26

§ 54.1-2727. Display of license. 27

§ 54.1-2728. Grounds for revocation or suspension. 27

§ 54.1-2729. Continuing education. 27

§ 54.1-2729.01. Practice of dental assistants. 27


§ 54.1-2700. Definitions.


As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Board" means the Board of Dentistry.

"Dental hygiene" means duties related to patient assessment and the rendering of educational, preventive, and therapeutic dental services specified in regulations of the Board and not otherwise restricted to the practice of dentistry.

"Dental hygienist" means a person who is licensed by the Board to practice dental hygiene.

"Dentist" means a person who has been awarded a degree in and is licensed to practice dentistry.

"Dentistry" means the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, through surgical, nonsurgical or related procedures, of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity and the maxillofacial, adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body.

"License" means the document issued to an applicant upon completion of requirements for admission to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in the Commonwealth or upon registration for renewal of license to continue the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene in the Commonwealth.

"Maxillofacial" means pertaining to the jaws and face, particularly with reference to specialized surgery of this region.

"Oral and maxillofacial surgeon" means a person who has successfully completed an oral and maxillofacial residency program, approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and who holds a valid license from the Board.

(1950, p. 983, § 54-200.1; 1970, c. 639; 1972, c. 805; 1988, c. 765; 2001, c. 662; 2013, c. 240.)


§ 54.1-2701. Exemptions.


This chapter shall not:

1. Apply to a licensed physician or surgeon unless he practices dentistry as a specialty;

2. Apply to a nurse practitioner certified by the Board of Nursing and the Board of Medicine except that intraoral procedures shall be performed only under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist;

3. Apply to a dentist or a dental hygienist of the United States Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Public Health Service, or Veterans Administration;

4. Apply to any dentist of the United States Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Air Force rendering services voluntarily and without compensation while deemed to be licensed pursuant to § 54.1-106;

5. Apply to any dentist or dental hygienist who (i) does not regularly practice dentistry in Virginia, (ii) holds a current valid license or certificate to practice as a dentist or dental hygienist in another state, territory, district or possession of the United States, (iii) volunteers to provide free health care to an underserved area of this Commonwealth under the auspices of a publicly supported all volunteer, nonprofit organization that sponsors the provision of health care to populations of underserved people, (iv) files a copy of the license or certificate issued in such other jurisdiction with the Board, (v) notifies the Board at least 15 days prior to the voluntary provision of services of the dates and location of such service, and (vi) acknowledges, in writing, that such licensure exemption shall only be valid, in compliance with the Board's regulations, during the limited period that such free health care is made available through the volunteer, nonprofit organization on the dates and at the location filed with the Board. The Board may deny the right to practice in Virginia to any dentist or dental hygienist whose license has been previously suspended or revoked, who has been convicted of a felony or who is otherwise found to be in violation of applicable laws or regulations; or

6. Prevent an office assistant from performing usual secretarial duties or other assistance as set forth in regulations promulgated by the Board.

(Code 1950, §§ 54-149 through 54-151, 54-172; 1970, c. 639; 1972, c. 805, § 54-200.23; 1975, c. 479; 1988, c. 765; 1995, c. 509; 2002, c. 740; 2003, c. 495.)


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