SUBCHAPTER 16B - LICENSURE DENTISTS

 

section .0100 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

21 NCAC 16B .0101 EXAMINATION REQUIRED; EXEMPTIONS

(a) All persons desiring to practice dentistry in North Carolina are required to pass a Board approved, as set forth in these Rules, written and clinical examinations before receiving a license.

(b) The examination requirement does not apply to persons who do not hold a North Carolina dental license and who are seeking volunteer licenses pursuant to G.S. 90-21.107 or licensure by endorsement pursuant to Rules .1001 and .1002 of this Subchapter.

(c) All persons practicing dentistry in North Carolina shall maintain current CPR certification at all times.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-21.107; 90-28; 90-30; 90-36; 90-38; 90-48;

Eff. September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014; September 1, 2013; March 1, 2006; May 1, 1991; May 1, 1989; January 1, 1983;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

21 NCAC 16B .0102 NO RECIPROCAL ARRANGEMENT

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90‑28; 90‑30; 90‑36; 90‑48;

Eff. September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1989;

Expired Eff. February 1, 2018 pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A.

 

SECTION .0200 - QUALIFICATIONS

 

21 NCAC 16B .0201 IN GENERAL

(a) An applicant for licensure as a dentist shall be a graduate of and have a DMD or DDS degree from a university or college accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

(b) Graduates of foreign colleges may apply for licensure after completing at least two years in a dental school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association, graduating with a DMD or DDS degree from that dental school, and passing Board approved written and clinical examinations, as set out in these Rules.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 90-30; 90-48;

Eff. September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014; August 1, 2009; March 1, 2006; May 1, 1989; October 1, 1986;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

21 NCAC 16B .0202 STUDENT MAY APPLY

Applications for a dental license shall be accepted from students currently enrolled in schools of dentistry accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Applications shall be automatically denied if the applicant fails to complete the required course of study or fails a Board approved licensure examination.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 90-30; 90-48;

Eff. September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. March 1, 2006; September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

21 NCAC 16B .0203 TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90‑28; 90‑30; 90‑48;

Eff. September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 2006.

 

SECTION .0300 - APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE

 

21 NCAC 16B .0301 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE

(a) All applications 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 required information. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant. Any applicant who changes his or her address shall notify the Board office within 10 business days. Applicants shall ensure that official transcripts of undergraduate college and dental school are sent in a sealed envelope to the Board office.

(b) The nonrefundable application fee shall accompany the application.

(c) 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.

(d) A photograph of the applicant, taken within six months prior to the date of the application, shall be affixed to the application.

(e) All applicants 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. The form and card are available from the Board office.

(f) All applicants shall arrange for and ensure the submission to the Board office the examination scores as required by Rule .0303(b) of this Subchapter, if applicable. The examination requirement does not apply to individuals who do not hold a North Carolina dental license and who are seeking volunteer licenses pursuant to G.S. 90-21.107 or licensure by endorsement pursuant to Rules .1001 or .1002 of this Subchapter.

(g) All applicants shall include a statement disclosing and explaining periods within the last 10 years, of any voluntary or involuntary commitment to any hospital or treatment facility, observation, assessment, or treatment for substance abuse, with verification demonstrating that the applicant has complied with all provisions and terms of any drug treatment program, or impaired dentists or other impaired professionals program.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 90-30; 90-39; 90-48;

Eff. September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014; March 1, 2006;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

21 NCAC 16B .0302 CONSENT FOR BOARD INVESTIGATION

In making application, the applicant authorizes the Board to verify the information contained in the application or to seek such further information pertinent to the applicant's qualifications or character as the Board may deem proper. The applicant consents that his character and reputation may be inquired into, and waives any right he may have to recover damages against the Board, any member thereof or its agents, or any person who answers a Board inquiry in good faith and without malicious intent.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90‑28; 90‑30; 90‑48;

Eff. September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

21 NCAC 16B .0303 Board approved EXAMINATIONS

(a) All applicants for dental licensure shall achieve passing scores on the Board's sterilization and jurisprudence examinations. Reexamination on the written examinations shall be governed by Rule .0317 of this Section.

(b) All applicants for dental licensure shall achieve passing scores on Parts I and II of the Dental National Board examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations and written and clinical examinations administered by the Board or Board approved testing agencies.

(c) Test development agencies shall permit Board representation on the Board of Directors and the Examination Review Committee or equivalent committee and allow Board input in the examination development and administration.

(d) The clinical examination shall:

(1) be substantially equivalent to or an improvement to the clinical licensure examination most recently administered by the Board;

(2) include procedures performed on human subjects as part of the assessment of restorative clinical competencies;

(3) include evaluations in clinical periodontics and at least three of the following subject matter areas:

(A) endodontics, clinical abilities testing;

(B) amalgam preparation and restoration;

(C) anterior composite preparation and restoration;

(D) posterior ceramic or composite preparation and restoration;

(E) prosthetics, written or clinical abilities testing;

(F) oral diagnosis, written or clinical abilities testing; or

(G) oral surgery, written or clinical abilities testing; and

(4) provide the following:

(A) anonymity between applicants and examination graders;

(B) standardization and calibration of graders;

(C) a mechanism for post exam analysis;

(D) conjunctive scoring, which is scoring that requires applicants to earn a passing grade on all sections or areas tested and that does not allow weighted, averaged or overall scoring to compensate for failures in individual subject areas;

(E) a minimum passing score for each subject area tested;

(F) an annual review of the examination;

(G) a task analysis performed at least once every seven years, which surveys dentists nationwide to determine the content of the examination;

(H) a defined system of quality assurance to ensure uniform, consistent administration of the examination at each testing site; and

(I) does not permit a dental instructor to grade candidates at any institution at which the instructor is employed.

(e) The Board shall accept examination scores for five years following the date of such examinations. Each applicant shall arrange for and ensure the submission to the Board office the applicant's scores. Individuals who apply more than five years after the examination date to seek licensure must re-take the examination.

(f) The applicant shall comply with all requirements of the testing agency in applying for and taking the examination.

(g) The Board shall determine which examinations meet the criteria set out in Paragraph (d) of this Rule.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-30; 90-48;

Eff. September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014; June 1, 2009; March 1, 2006; August 1, 1998; March 1, 1988;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

21 ncac 16b .0304 OTHER REQUIREMENTS

21 ncac 16b .0305 TIME FOR FILING

21 NCAC 16B .0306 FOREIGN GRADUATES

21 NCAC 16B .0307 EXAMINATIONS

21 NCAC 16B .0308 PATIENTS AND SUPPLIES FOR CLINICAL EXAM

21 NCAC 16B .0309 SCOPE OF CLINICAL EXAMINATION

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90‑28; 90‑30; 90-41; 90‑48;

Eff. September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002 August 1, 1998; January 1, 1994; May 1, 1991; May 1, 1989; March 1, 1988; October 1, 1986; January 1, 1983;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2003;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2004; April 1, 2003;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 2006.

 

21 NCAC 16B .0310 CLINICAL OPERATIVE DENTISTRY

21 NCAC 16B .0311 ORAL SURGERY: RADIOGRAPHS: INTERPRETATION AND DIAGNOSIS

21 NCAC 16B .0312 REMOVABLE PROSTHODONTICS

21 NCAC 16B .0313 PERIODONTICS

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90‑28; 90‑30; 90‑48;

Eff. September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1983;

Repealed Eff. October 1, 1986.

 

21 NCAC 16B .0314 SIMULATED CLINICAL PROCEDURES

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90‑28; 90‑30; 90‑48;

Eff. January 1, 1983;

Repealed Eff. October 1, 1986.

 

21 ncac 16b .0315 REEXAMINATION

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 90-30; 90-48;

Eff. January 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2003; August 1, 2002; May 1, 1991; May 1, 1989; October 1, 1986;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 2006.

 

21 NCAC 16B .0316 ORAL EXAMINATION: INSTRUCTORS

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90‑28; 90‑30; 90‑48;

Eff. October 1, 1986;

Repealed Eff. May 1, 1989.

 

21 ncac 16b .0317 REEXAMINATION

(a) Any applicant who has passed the written examination but has failed the clinical examination must also re-take the written examination unless the applicant successfully passes the clinical examination within one year after passing the written examination. The Board will not accept scores from the written portion of the examination that are more than one year old.

(b) Any applicant who has failed the written portion of the examination may retake the written portion of the examination two additional times during the 12 month period from the date of the initial examination. The applicant must wait a minimum of 72 hours before attempting to retake a written examination.

(c) Any applicant who has failed the written portion of the examination three times shall successfully complete an additional Board approved course of study in the area(s) of deficiency exhibited on the examination. Such applicant must send evidence of the additional study, along with the application, before being admitted for reexamination.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 90-30; 90-48;

Eff. November 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

SECTION .0400 LICENSURE BY BOARD CONDUCTED EXAMINATION

 

21 NCAC 16B .0401 APPLICATION FOR BOARD CONDUCTED EXAMINATION

21 NCAC 16B .0402 TIME FOR FILING

21 NCAC 16B .0403 EXAMINATION conducted by the board

21 NCAC 16B .0404 PATIENTS AND SUPPLIES FOR BOARD CONDUCTED CLINICAL EXAMINATION

21 NCAC 16B .0405 SCOPE OF BOARD CONDUCTED CLINICAL EXAMINATION

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 90-30; 90-39; 90-41; 90-48;

Eff. March 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2008;

Repealed Eff. September 1, 2014.

 

21 ncac 16b .0406 BOARD CONDUCTED REEXAMINATION

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 90-30; 90-48;

Eff. April 1, 2006;

Repealed Eff. September 1, 2014.

 

SECTION .0500 LICENSURE BY CREDENTIALS

 

21 ncac 16b .0501 DENTAL LICENSURE BY CREDENTIALS

(a) An applicant for a dental license by credentials shall submit to the Board:

(1) a completed, notarized application form provided by the Board;

(2) the non-refundable licensure by credentials fee;

(3) an affidavit from the applicant stating for the five years immediately preceding the application:

(A) the dates that and locations where the applicant has practiced dentistry;

(B) that the applicant has provided at least 5,000 hours of clinical care directly to patients, not including post graduate training, residency programs or an internship; and

(C) that the applicant has continuously held an active, unrestricted dental license issued by another U.S. state or U.S. territory;

(4) a statement disclosing and explaining any investigations, malpractice claims, state or federal agency complaints, judgments, settlements, or criminal charges;

(5) a statement disclosing and explaining periods within the last 10 years of any voluntary or involuntary commitment to any hospital or treatment facility, observation, assessment, or treatment for substance abuse, with verification demonstrating that the applicant has complied with all provisions and terms of any county or state drug treatment program, or impaired dentists or other impaired professionals program;

(6) a copy of a current CPR certificate; and

(7) a statement disclosing whether or not the applicant holds or has ever held a registration with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and whether such registration has ever been surrendered or revoked.

(b) In addition to the requirements of Paragraph (a) of this Rule, an applicant for a dental license by credentials shall arrange for and ensure the submission to the Board office the following documents as a package, with each document in an unopened envelope sealed by the entity involved:

(1) official transcripts verifying that the applicant graduated from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;

(2) if the applicant is or has ever been employed as a dentist by or under contract with a federal agency, a letter certifying the applicant's current status and disciplinary history from each federal agency where the applicant is or has been employed or under contract;

(3) a certificate of the applicant's licensure status from the dental regulatory authority or other occupational or professional regulatory authority and a full, fair and accurate disclosure of any disciplinary action taken or investigation pending, from all licensing jurisdictions where the applicant holds or has ever held a dental license or other occupational or professional license;

(4) a report from the National Practitioner Databank;

(5) a report of any pending or final malpractice actions against the applicant verified by the malpractice insurance carrier covering the applicant. The applicant shall submit a letter of coverage history from all current and all previous malpractice insurance carriers covering the applicant;

(6) a score certification letter from a dental professional regulatory board or regional testing agency of a passing score on a clinical licensure examination substantially equivalent to the clinical licensure examination required in North Carolina by Rule .0303 of this Subchapter. The examination shall be administered by the dental professional regulatory board or a regional testing agency. The score certification letter shall:

(A) state that the examination included procedures performed on human subjects as part of the assessment of restorative clinical competencies and included evaluations in periodontics and at least three of the following subject areas:

(i) endodontics, clinical abilities testing;

(ii) amalgam preparation and restoration;

(iii) anterior composite preparation and restoration;

(iv) posterior ceramic or composite preparation and restoration;

(v) prosthetics, written or clinical abilities testing;

(vi) oral diagnosis, written or clinical abilities testing; or

(vii) oral surgery, written or clinical abilities. testing; and

(B) state that licensure examinations after January 1, 1998 included:

(i) anonymity between candidates and examination graders;

(ii) standardization and calibration of graders; and

(iii) a mechanism for post exam analysis;

(7) the applicant's passing score on the Dental National Board Part I and Part II written examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations; and

(8) the applicant's passing score on the licensure examination in general dentistry conducted by a regional testing agency or independent state licensure examination substantially equivalent to the clinical licensure examination required in North Carolina as set out in Subparagraph (b)(6) of this Rule.

(c) All information required shall be completed and received by the Board office as a complete package with the initial application and application fee. Incomplete applications shall be returned to the applicant.

(d) All applicants shall submit to the Board a signed release form, completed Fingerprint Record Card, and other form(s) required to perform a criminal history check at the time of the application. The forms are available at the Board office.

(e) An applicant for dental licensure by credentials must pass written examinations as set out in G.S. 90-36 and, if deemed necessary based on the applicant's history, a clinical simulation examination administered by the Board. An applicant who fails the written examination may retake it two additional times during a one year period. The applicant shall wait at least 72 hours before attempting to retake a written examination. Individuals who fail the clinical examination or do not pass the written examination after three attempts within one year may not reapply for licensure by credentials.

(f) Should the applicant reapply for licensure by credentials, an additional licensure by credentials fee shall be required at the time of each reapplication.

(g) Any license obtained through fraud or by any false representation shall be void ab initio and of no effect.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 90-36;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2003;

Eff. January 1, 2004;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 16B .0401 Eff. March 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014; February 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

SECTION .0600 LIMITED VOLUNTEER DENTAL LICENSE

 

21 NCAC 16B .0601 LIMITED VOLUNTEER DENTAL LICENSE

(a) An applicant for a limited volunteer dental license shall submit to the Board:

(1) a completed, notarized application form provided by the Board;

(2) the non-refundable limited volunteer dental licensure fee;

(3) an affidavit from the applicant stating:

(A) for the five years immediately preceding application, the dates that and locations where the applicant has practiced dentistry;

(B) that the applicant has provided at least 1,000 hours per year of clinical care directly to patients for at least five years, not including post graduate training, residency programs or an internship; and

(C) that the applicant has provided at least 500 hours of clinical care directly to patients within the last five years, not including post graduate training, residency programs or an internship;

(4) a statement disclosing and explaining periods within the last 10 years of any voluntary or involuntary commitment to a hospital or treatment facility, of observation, assessment, or treatment for substance abuse, with verification from the applicable program demonstrating that the applicant has complied with all provisions and terms of any county or state drug treatment program, or impaired dentists or other impaired professionals program; and

(5) a copy of a current CPR certification card.

(b) In addition to the requirements of Paragraph (a) of this Rule, an applicant for a limited volunteer dental license shall arrange for and ensure the submission to the Board office the following documents as a package, with each document in an unopened envelope sealed by the entity involved:

(1) official transcripts verifying that the applicant graduated from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;

(2) a certificate of the applicant's licensure status from the dental regulatory authority or other occupational or professional regulatory authority and, if applicable, of the applicant's authorization to treat veterans or personnel enlisted in the United States armed services, and information regarding all disciplinary actions taken or investigations pending, from all licensing jurisdictions where the applicant holds or has ever held a dental license or other occupational or professional license;

(3) a report from the National Practitioner Databank;

(4) a report of any pending or final malpractice actions against the applicant verified by the malpractice insurance carrier covering the applicant. The applicant shall submit a letter of coverage history from all current and all previous malpractice insurance carriers covering the applicant;

(5) the applicant's passing score on the Dental National Board Part I and Part II written examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations; and

(6) the applicant's passing score on a licensure examination in general dentistry substantially equivalent to the clinical licensure examination required in North Carolina as set out in Rule .0303 of this Subchapter, conducted by a regional testing agency or a state licensing board.

(c) All information required shall be completed and received by the Board office as a complete package with the initial application and application fee. Incomplete applications shall be returned to the applicant.

(d) All applicants 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. The forms are available at the Board.

(e) An applicant for limited volunteer dental license must pass written examinations as set out in G.S. 90-37.1 and, if deemed necessary by the Board based on the applicant's history, a clinical simulation examination administered by the Board. An applicant who fails the written exam may retake it two additional times during a one year period. The applicant shall wait a minimum of 72 hours before attempting to retake a written examination. Applicants who fail the clinical examination or who do not pass the written examination after three attempts in one year may not reapply for a limited volunteer dental license.

(f) Should the applicant reapply for a limited volunteer dental license, an additional limited volunteer dental license fee shall be required.

(g) Any license obtained through fraud or by any false representation shall be void ab initio and of no effect.

(h) The license may be renewed on an annual basis provided that the licensee provides documentation that he or she has practiced a minimum of 100 hours, completed continuing education requirements as required in Subchapter 16R of these Rules and has current CPR certification.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 90-37.1;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2003;

Eff. January 1, 2004;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 16B .0501 Eff. March 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

SECTION .0700 INSTRUCTOR'S LICENSE

 

21 ncac 16b .0701 INSTRUCTOR'S LICENSE

(a) An applicant for an instructor's license shall submit to the Board:

(1) a completed, notarized application form provided by the Board at www.ncdentalboard.org.

(2) the non-refundable instructor's licensure fee;

(3) a photograph of the applicant, taken within six months prior to the date of the application, affixed to the application;

(4) a signed release form and completed Fingerprint Record Card, and other form(s) required to perform a criminal history check at the time of the application. The form and card are available from the Board office;

(5) a statement disclosing and explaining any disciplinary actions, investigations, malpractice claims, state or federal agency complaints, judgments, settlements, or criminal charges;

(6) a statement disclosing and explaining periods within the last ten years of any voluntary or involuntary commitment to any hospital or treatment facility, observation, assessment, or treatment for substance abuse, with verification demonstrating that the applicant has complied with all provisions and terms of any county or state drug treatment program, or impaired dentists or other impaired professionals program; and

(7) a current CPR card.

(b) In addition to the requirements of Paragraph (a) of this Rule, an applicant for an instructor's license shall ensure the submission to the Board office of the following documents as a package, with each document in an unopened envelope sealed by the entity involved:

(1) if the applicant is or has ever been employed as a dentist by or under contract with an agency or organization, a certification letter of the applicant's current status and disciplinary history from each agency or organization where the applicant is or has been employed or under contract;

(2) a certificate of the applicant's licensure status from the dental regulatory authority or other occupational or professional regulatory authority and information regarding all disciplinary actions taken or investigations pending, from all licensing jurisdictions where the applicant holds or has ever held a dental license or other occupational or professional license;

(3) a report from the National Practitioner Databank or its international equivalent, if applicable;

(4) a report of any pending or final malpractice actions against the applicant, verified by the malpractice insurance carrier covering the applicant. The applicant shall submit a letter of coverage history from all current and all previous malpractice insurance carriers covering the applicant; and

(5) a certification letter from the dean or director that the applicant has met or been approved under the credentialing standards of a dental school or an academic medical center with which the person is to be affiliated, and certification that such school or medical center is accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Accreditation or the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

(c) All information required shall be completed and received by the Board office as a complete package with the initial application and application fee. Incomplete applications shall be returned to the applicant.

(d) Any applicant who changes his or her address shall notify the Board office within 10 business days.

(e) Should the applicant reapply for an instructor's license, an additional instructor's license fee shall be required.

(f) Any license obtained through fraud or by any false representation shall be void ab initio and of no effect.

(g) The license shall be renewed on an annual basis, as set out in 21 NCAC 16R .0102.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 90-29.5;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2003;

Eff. January 1, 2004;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 16B .0601 Eff. March 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

section .0800 special restricted licenses

 

21 NCAC 16B .0801 TEMPORARY VOLUNTEER DENTAL PERMIT

(a) An applicant for a Temporary Volunteer Dental License shall submit to the Board:

(1) A completed, notarized application form provided by the Board, with a photograph of the applicant taken within six months of the application date attached;

(2) A statement from all jurisdictions in which the applicant is now or has ever been licensed, disclosing the applicant's disciplinary history and current status of the applicant's license;

(3) A statement signed by a N.C. licensed dentist agreeing to provide supervision or direction to the temporary volunteer dentist, stating where, during the effective period of the permit such supervision or direction will occur, and affirming that no fee or monetary compensation of any kind will be paid to the applicant for dental services performed; and

(4) A statement signed by the applicant stating where the applicant will practice, the type of facility where the practice will occur, the duration of the practice, the name of the supervising dentist, and affirming that no fee will be charged or accepted. The applicant shall update the information within five days of any changes in the practice location or facility.

(b) All information required must be completed and received in the Board office as a complete package at least two weeks prior to the issuance of the license. Incomplete applications shall be returned to the applicant.

(c) To renew the Temporary Volunteer Dental License the licensee shall submit the information required in Subparagraphs (a)(2) (4) of this Rule, along with an affidavit stating that the information on the original application is correct and requires no update or correction.

(d) All required information shall be completed and received in the Board office as a complete package at least two weeks prior to the renewal of the license. Incomplete applications shall be returned to the applicant. The applicant shall report any changes to submitted information within five days of when the licensee knew or should have known of the changes.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-29; 90-37.2;

Eff. February 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

SECTION .0900 EXEMPTIONS FOR ACTIVE MILITARY

 

21 NCAC 16B .0901 DEFINITIONS

The following definitions apply only to this Section;

(1) "Dental Board" the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.

(2) "Eligible licensees" all dentists currently licensed by and in good standing with the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners who are serving in the armed forces of the United States and who are eligible for an extension of time to file a tax return pursuant to G.S. 105-249.2.

(3) "Extension period" the time period disregarded pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7508.

(4) "Good standing" a dentist whose license is not suspended, revoked or subject to a probationary order.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 93B-15;

Eff. April 1, 2010;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

21 NCAC 16B .0902 EXEMPTIONS GRANTED

(a) Eligible licensees are granted a waiver of their mandatory continuing education requirements.

(b) Eligible licensees are granted an extension period in which to pay license renewal fees and comply with all other requirements imposed by the Dental Board as conditions for maintaining licensure and current sedation permits.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-28; 93B-15;

Eff. April 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

SECTION .1000 - licensure by military endorsement

 

21 ncac 16b .1001 DENTAL LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT BASED ON MILITARY SERVICE

(a) An applicant for a dental license by endorsement based on military service shall submit to the Board:

(1) a completed, signed and notarized application form provided by the Board at www.ncdentalboard.org;

(2) the application fee required by Rule 16M .0101(a)(14) of this Chapter;

(3) written evidence demonstrating that the applicant has been awarded a military occupational specialty in dentistry and that the applicant:

(A) has completed a military program of training substantially equivalent to or greater than that required for licensure as a dentist in North Carolina;

(B) has completed testing or equivalent training and experience substantially equivalent to or greater than that required for licensure as a dentist in North Carolina, as set forth in G.S. 90-30; and

(C) has engaged in the active practice of dentistry as defined by G.S. 90-29(b)(1) for at least 1,500 hours per year during at least two of the five years preceding the date of application; and

(4) a statement disclosing and explaining the commission of any act set out in G.S. 90-41(a) or (b), any disciplinary actions, investigations, malpractice claims, state or federal agency complaints, judgments, settlements, or criminal charges.

(b) All information required must be completed and received by the Board office as a complete package with the initial application and application fee. Incomplete application packages shall be returned to the applicant.

(c) All applicants shall submit to the Board a signed release form and completed Fingerprint Record Card, obtained from the Board.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-30(b); 90-41; 93B-15.1;

Eff. September 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

21 ncac 16b .1002 DENTAL LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT BASED ON STATUS AS MILITARY SPOUSE

(a) An applicant for a dental license by endorsement based on the applicant's status as a military spouse shall submit to the Board:

(1) a completed, signed and notarized application form provided by the Board at www.ncdentalboard.org ;

(2) the non-refundable application fee required by Rule 16M .0101(a)(14) of this Chapter;

(3) written evidence demonstrating that the applicant is married to an active member of the U.S. military and that such applicant:

(A) holds a current dental license from another jurisdiction whose standards for licensure are substantially equivalent to or greater than those required for licensure as a dentist in North Carolina as set forth in these Rules; and

(B) has engaged in the active practice of dentistry as defined by G.S. 90-29(b)(1) for at least 1,500 hours per year during at least two of the five years preceding the date of application; and

(4) a statement disclosing and explaining the commission of an act set out in G.S. 90-41(a) or (b), any disciplinary actions, investigations, malpractice claims, state or federal agency complaints, judgments, settlements, or criminal charges.

(5) a statement disclosing and explaining periods within the last 10 years of any voluntary or involuntary commitment to any hospital or treatment facility, observation, assessment, or treatment for substance abuse, with verification demonstrating that the applicant has complied with all provisions and terms of any county or state drug treatment program, or impaired dentists or other impaired professionals program;

(6) a copy of a current CPR certification;

(7) a report from the National Practitioner Data Bank; and

(8) the applicant's passing score on the Dental National Board Part I and Part II written examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations.

(b) All information required shall be completed and received by the Board office as a complete package with the initial application and application fee. Incomplete application packages shall be returned to the applicant.

(c) All applicants shall submit to the Board a signed release form, completed Fingerprint Record Card and other forms required to perform a criminal history check. The form and cards may be obtained from the Board.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-30(b); 90-41; 90-36; 93B-15.1;

Eff. September 1, 2013;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.

 

SECTION .1100 - REINSTATEMENT

 

21 NCAC 16B .1101 PROOF OF COMPETENCY

(a) All applications for reinstatement shall be submitted on 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.

(b) The application for reinstatement shall be accompanied by:

(1) the non-refundable reinstatement fee;

(2) two letters of character reference from non-family members;

(3) a current report from the National Practitioner Databank;

(4) proof of completion of continuing education courses in clinical patient care from Board-approved sponsors, as defined in Rule 16R .0104 of this Chapter in amounts equal to the hours required for renewal of a dental license; and

(5) a copy of current CPR card.

(c) 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.

(d) 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. The form and card are available from the Board office.

(e) Applicants for reinstatement whose North Carolina license has been revoked, suspended, inactive or lapsed for two to five years may be required, at the Board's discretion, to take refresher courses on topics 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 dentistry 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 experience.

(f) Applicants seeking reinstatement of a North Carolina dental license that has been revoked, suspended, inactive or lapsed for more than five years must successfully pass the clinical examination given to first-time applicants before applying for reinstatement.

(g) Any applicant who changes his or her address shall notify the Board office within 10 business days.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-30; 90-41;

Eff. September 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.