Section 34-9-18 Grounds for disciplinary action. (a) The board may invoke disciplinary action
as outlined in subsection (b) whenever it shall be established to the satisfaction of the
board, after a hearing as hereinafter provided, that any dentist or dental hygienist has been
guilty of the following: (1) Fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in obtaining any license,
license certificate, annual registration certificate, money, or other thing of value. (2)
Gross immorality. (3) Is a menace to the public health or to patients or others by reason
of a disease. (4) Is an habitual user of intoxicants or drugs rendering him or her unfit for
the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene. (5) Has been convicted for violation of federal
or state narcotics or barbiturate laws. (6) Is guilty of negligence or gross negligence. a.
For the purposes of this subdivision, negligence is defined as the failure to do what a reasonably
prudent dentist or dental hygienist would have done under the same or...
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Section 34-9-10 Application; licensure by credentials; special purpose license. (a) Every person
who desires to practice dentistry within the State of Alabama shall file an application prescribed
by the board. Notwithstanding the method of obtaining licensure or any particular requirement
set forth herein, every person as a prerequisite to licensure shall be at least 19 years of
age, of good moral character, a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United
States, a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation
from the federal government, and a graduate of a dental school or college accredited by the
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and approved by the board and
shall satisfy any other requirement set forth in any rule adopted by the board. (b) Licensure
by examination shall be applicable to the following categories: (1) Those individuals who
have never been licensed or taken an examination and whose...
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Section 34-9-6.1 Mobile dental facilities or portable dental operations. (a) For purposes of
this section, the following words have the following meanings: (1) DENTAL HOME. The dental
home is the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects
of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and
family-centered way. (2) MOBILE DENTAL FACILITY. Any self-contained facility in which dentistry
or dental hygiene is practiced which may be moved, towed, or transported from one location
to another. (3) OPERATOR. A person licensed to practice dentistry in this state or an entity
which is approved as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code which
employs dentists licensed in the state to operate a mobile dental facility or portable dental
operation. (4) PORTABLE DENTAL OPERATION. The use of portable dental delivery equipment which
is set up on site to provide dental services outside of a mobile...
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Section 34-9-12 Recording, reporting requirements. (a) Every person granted a license to practice
dentistry or dental hygiene in this state by the board, as herein provided, shall cause his
or her license certificate to be recorded in the office of the judge of probate of the county
in which he or she desires to practice before beginning the practice of dentistry or dental
hygiene in the county. Any person receiving a license from the board, whether or not intending
to immediately engage in the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene in this state, shall
cause his or her license certificate to be recorded in the office of the judge of probate
in one of the counties of this state within 60 days of the issuance of the license certificate.
(b) Every person issued a special purpose license to practice dentistry across state lines
shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the board, and all rules and regulations of the board,
including all matters relating to discipline. It shall be the...
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Section 34-9-40 Creation; composition. (a) In order to accomplish the purposes and to provide
for the enforcement of this chapter, there is hereby created the board. The board is hereby
vested with the authority to carry out the purposes and enforce the provisions of this chapter.
On June 24, 1959, the members of the present board now in existence shall hold office for
the remainder of their respective terms for which they have been elected and thereafter until
their successors are elected and qualified and shall constitute the board under this chapter.
The board shall consist of six dentists who shall be selected in the method set forth herein
all of whom having been actively engaged in the practice of dentistry in the State of Alabama
for at least five years next preceding the date of their election and one dental hygienist
elected at-large as provided in subsection (b). Each member of the board shall be a citizen
of this state. No member of the board shall be a member of the faculty...
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Section 34-38-2 Promotion of early treatment, etc., of individuals impaired by illness, inebriation,
etc.; Alabama Impaired Professionals' Committee; expenses; competitive bidding not required.
It shall be the duty and obligation of the State Board of Dental Examiners and the State Board
of Pharmacy to promote the early identification, intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation
of individuals within the respective jurisdiction, licensed to practice in the State of Alabama,
who may be impaired by reason of illness, inebriation, excessive use of drugs, narcotics,
controlled substances, alcohol, chemicals, or other dependent forming substances, or as a
result of any physical or mental condition rendering such person unable to meet the standards
of his or her profession. For the purposes of this chapter, the term "impaired"
shall mean the inability of a dentist, hygienist, or pharmacist to practice with reasonable
skill and safety to patients by reason of illness, inebriation, excessive...
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Section 34-9-1 Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have
the respective meanings ascribed by this section: (1) ANNUAL REGISTRATION. The documentary
evidence that the board has renewed the authority of the licensee to practice dentistry or
dental hygiene in this state. (2) BOARD. The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama. (3) COMMERCIAL
DENTAL LABORATORY. A technician or group of technicians available to any or all licensed dentists
for construction or repair of dental appliances. (4) GENERAL ANESTHESIA. A controlled state
of unconsciousness, accompanied by a partial or complete loss of protective reflexes, including
inability to independently maintain an airway and respond purposefully to physical stimulation
or verbal command, produced by a pharmacologic method. (5) INFILTRATION ANESTHESIA. A form
of local anesthesia wherein the terminal or peripheral sensory portion of either the maxillary
or mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve endings are...
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Section 34-9-15 Annual registration; continuing education. (a) No person shall practice dentistry
or dental hygiene in the State of Alabama unless licensed or permitted by the board and registered
annually as required by this chapter. The secretary-treasurer of the board shall issue to
each licensee an initial registration form which shall contain space for the insertion of
name, address, date, and number of license certificate, and other information as the board
shall deem necessary. The licensee shall sign and verify the accuracy of the registration
before a notary public after which he or she shall forward the registration to the secretary-treasurer
of the board together with a fee. Each subsequent registration shall be made in electronic
format or by United States mail upon a form to be determined by the board. On or before October
1 of each year, every dentist and dental hygienist licensed or permitted to practice dentistry
or dental hygiene in the state shall transmit either...
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Section 34-9-7 Exemption of certain practices and operations. (a) Nothing in this chapter shall
apply to the following practices, acts, and operations: (1) The practice of his or her profession
by a physician or surgeon holding a certificate of qualification as a medical doctor and licensed
as such under the laws of this state, provided he or she shall not practice dentistry as a
specialty. (2) The practice of dentistry in the discharge of their official duties by graduate
dentists or dental surgeons in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, or other armed services,
public health service including, but not limited to, a federally qualified health center authorized
and operating under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 254B), provided,
however, that such federally qualified health centers shall register pursuant to Section 34-9-7.2
(provided further however, dentists, dental hygienists, and other personnel employed by any
public health service which performs...
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Section 34-24-217 Grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of license. (a) The board
shall refuse to issue a license to any person and, after notice and hearing in accordance
with its regulations and rules, shall suspend or revoke the license of any person who has:
(1) Practiced physical therapy other than upon the referral of a physician licensed to practice
medicine or surgery, a dentist licensed to practice dentistry, a licensed chiropractor, a
licensed assistant to a physician acting pursuant to a valid supervisory agreement, or a licensed
certified registered nurse practitioner in a valid collaborative practice agreement with a
licensed physician, except as provided in Section 34-24-210.1, or practiced as a physical
therapist assistant other than under the direction of a licensed physical therapist; (2) Used
drugs or intoxicating liquors to an extent which affects his or her professional competency;
(3) Been convicted of a felony or of a crime involving moral turpitude; (4)...
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