DENTISTS, DENTAL HYGIENISTS AND DENTAL AUXILIARIES
Board of Dentistry--Number of members--Qualifications.
Appointment and term of lay member.
Terms of office--Vacancies.
Officers of board.
Board continued within Department of Health--Records and reports.
Acceptance of funds by board--Separate fund--Payments from fund--Expense limited
Compensation and expenses of board members--Salary of secretary-treasurer--Payment for services.
Affiliation with American Association and Central Regional Dental Testing Service--Dues--Delegates to meetings.
Seal of board--Meetings--Examinations.
Quorum--Majority required for decision--Meeting on call of majority of members.
Removal of member--Disqualification of member subject to disciplinary proceedings.
Immunity of members from civil liability.
Powers and duties of board.
Restrictions on rule-making power of board.
Enforcement of chapter.
Employment of assistance in enforcement--Action for injunction--Election of
remedies--Legal representation of board.
Assistance in enforcement proceedings--Expenditure of funds--Employment of
Subpoena power of board--Administration of oaths.
Dental radiography--Requirements for practice.
Complaints filed with board--Records maintained--Investigation--Dismissal--Appeal--Disciplinary procedure.
Sanctions authorized in disciplinary proceedings.
Summary suspension of license--Grounds--Hearing--Appeal.
Reinstatement of suspended or revoked license or registration.
Definition of terms.
Immunity from liability for acts of members of professional committees--Confidentiality of committee communications.
Unauthorized practice or representation as dentist, dental hygienist, dental
radiographer, or dental specialist as misdemeanor.
Restrictions on advertising--Violation as misdemeanor.
Sale, offer, or advertising of dental services by unlicensed person prohibited--Violation as misdemeanor.
Authorization required to practice dentistry--Exclusive responsibility of dentists.
Scope of dental practice defined.
Exemption for certain community-based primary health organizations.
Exemption for mobile or portable dental unit operated by certain nonprofit
Acts excluded from practice of dentistry.
Out-of-state dentist's acts not considered practice of dentistry.
Federal officers' acts not considered practice of dentistry.
Dental appliance work on dentist's order not considered practice of dentistry.
Use of X-rays not considered practice of dentistry.
Religious practitioners' acts not considered practice of dentistry.
Fee-splitting as misdemeanor--Partnerships and employment excepted.
Employment of dental hygienist--Permitted practice--Preventive and therapeutic
Hygienist requirements for preventative and therapeutic services under collaborative
Evidence of hygienist requirements--Fee--Promulgation of rules.
Dental auxiliaries--Education and training--Dentist's responsibility--Unauthorized
Dental assistants--Education and training.
Dental technicians to work in dental laboratory or under dentist's supervision--Dental
appliance work on dentist's order--Intra-oral services.
Application for license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene--Requirements--Examination.
Criminal background investigation of applicants for licensure as dentist and licensees
under disciplinary investigation--Fees.
Examination required--Scope and nature.
Examination requirements satisfied by results of a national standardized test.
Licensing of dentist or hygienist from another state--Proof of character and
professional standing--Examination on South Dakota rules.
Issuance or renewal of licenses--Inactive practitioners--Fees for licensing and testing.
Fees payable to board.
Fraud in securing license or annual registration as misdemeanor.
Annual renewal of license--Notice--Information and fee required--Suspension.
Annual renewal of registration--Notice--Information and fee required--Suspension.
Display of certificates--Names on office door.
Proof of continuing education required.
Acceptable proof of continuing education.
Reexamination on failure to continue education--Suspension of license.
Notice to board of change of address--Replacement of lost or destroyed license.
Grounds for disciplinary action--Hearing--Physical and mental examinations.
Burden of proof as to valid license in prosecution for violations.