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Such license shall be valid for as long as the holder maintains employment only in a public health setting.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Temporary public health licensees are subject to all provisions of O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-11-46&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-11-46</a> and 43-11-46.1 at renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Temporary public health licensees shall at all times maintain all out-of-state licenses in good standing and shall certify to this with each renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon request, all applicants shall furnish a criminal background check. The applicant shall be responsible for all fees associated with the performance of a background check.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/150-7-.02" name="150-7-.02" title="150-7-.02">Rule 150-7-.02 Faculty Licenses</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DENTAL HYGIENE -</B>The board may issue in its discretion without examination a dental hygiene faculty license to a dental hygienist for the sole purpose of Teaching or instructing in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited dental hygiene school or program in this state, those procedures and services recognized in this state to be within the scope of practice of such person's professional license, subject to the following qualifications: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant must be a graduate of a dental hygiene school or college accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) or its successor agency, and approved by the Board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All dental hygiene licenses held by an applicant in the profession for which the applicant is seeking a dental hygiene faculty license in the state of Georgia must be in good standing and unencumbered by past or pending disciplinary action;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applicants must show passage with a score of 75 or higher on the National Board Examination and on a jurisprudence examination on the laws and rules governing the practice of dental hygiene in the State of Georgia. Such examinations shall be administered in the English language;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application shall be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the dean or director of the teaching institution at which he or she is seeking employment and a copy of the employment contract for the full- time or part-time position that the applicant is applying to fill.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After an applicant has demonstrated his or her qualifications by completing the application and complying with the requirements, the Board, in its discretion, may then issue a dental hygiene faculty license to a qualified dental hygienist for the sole purpose of teaching dental hygiene in an ADA accredited dental college, dental hygiene school, or other dental clinic as approved by the Board in the State of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dental hygiene faculty licensee may engage in the practice of dental hygiene only on the premises of the school where employed within the scope of their employment as a faculty member for the sole purpose of teaching and instructing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dental hygiene faculty licensee shall comply with all the applicable laws relating to the practice of dental hygiene and the rules of the Georgia Board of Dentistry, including those pertaining to continuing education and CPR requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dental hygiene faculty license may be transferred to another educational institution in the State of Georgia upon written request and approval of the Board of Dentistry.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dental hygiene faculty license shall only be valid as long as the licensee is an active faculty member and will be revoked with the termination of employment. Notification must be provided to the Georgia Board of Dentistry by certified mail and shall be made within thirty (30) days of the occurrence of the termination.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Furnish a criminal background check. The applicant shall be responsible for all fees associated with the performance of a background check.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dental hygiene faculty licensee may not establish practice outside of the physical primary campus of the dental hygiene school without first obtaining an unrestricted dental hygiene license to practice in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DENTAL </B>- The board may issue, in its discretion, without examination, a dental faculty license to a dentist who has graduated from a school or college approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) or its successor agency, for the sole purpose of teaching or instructing, in an accredited dental college or training clinic in this state, those procedures and services recognized in this state to be within the scope of practice of such person's professional license. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applicants for a dental faculty license must comply with the following requirements in order to submit an application for licensure: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All dental licenses held by an applicant for a dental faculty license in the State of Georgia must be in good standing and unencumbered by past or pending disciplinary action.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applicants must show passage with a score of 75 or higher on jurisprudence examination on the laws and rules governing the practice of dentistry in the State of Georgia. Such examinations shall be administered in the English language;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application shall be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the dean or director of the teaching institution at which he or she is seeking employment and verification of an executed employment contract for the full- time or part-time position that the applicant is applying to fill.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After an applicant has demonstrated his or her qualifications by completing the application and complying with the requirements, the Board, in its discretion, may then issue a dental faculty license to a qualified dentist for the sole purpose of teaching dentistry in an ADA accredited dental college, or other dental clinic in the State of Georgia as approved by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dental faculty licensee may engage in the practice of dentistry only on the premises of the school where employed within the scope of their employment as a faculty member for the sole purpose of teaching and instructing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dental faculty licensee shall comply with all the applicable laws relating to the practice of dentistry and the rules of the Georgia Board of Dentistry, including those pertaining to continuing education and CPR requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dental faculty license may be transferred to another educational institution in the State of Georgia upon written request and approval of the Board of Dentistry.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to the requirements as set forth in sub-section (2)(a) of this rule, those applicants who have received a doctoral degree in dentistry from a dental school not so accredited by the American Dental Association or its successor agency must comply with the following requirements in order to submit an application for licensure: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Successful completion at an accredited dental school approved by the board of the last two years of a program leading to the doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) or doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D) degree; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Successful completion at an accredited dental school or college approved by the board of at least a two-year advanced education program in one of the dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) or in general dentistry; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification by the dean of the accredited dental school where such supplementary program was taken that the candidate has achieved the same level of didactic and clinical competency as expected of a graduate of the school receiving a doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) or doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Furnish a criminal background check. The applicant shall be responsible for all fees associated with the performance of a background check.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dental faculty license shall only be valid as long as the licensee is an active faculty member and will be revoked with the termination of employment. Notification must be provided to the Georgia Board of Dentistry by certified mail and shall be made within thirty (30) days of the occurrence of the termination.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A faculty licensee may not establish practice outside of the physical primary campus of the dental school without first obtaining an unrestricted dental license to practice in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/150-7-.03" name="150-7-.03" title="150-7-.03">Rule 150-7-.03 Volunteers in Dentistry</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may issue volunteer licenses in its discretion when it has identified an area of this state in which there is an urgent, unfilled need for dental and/or dental hygiene services, and when it has located a competent dentist or dental hygienist to fulfill such need. In granting these volunteer licenses, the Board shall observe the following criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Need of the Community. A volunteer license shall be issued for the purpose of serving indigent patients in areas of this state in which there is inadequate personnel to supply dental or dental hygiene services. In determining what constitutes an inadequate supply of dental or dental hygiene personnel, the Board shall consider various factors, including the dentist-patient ratio or the dental hygienist- patient ratio in the area in question, the distance between patients and any existing dentist or dental hygienist, the maldistribution of particular types of specialty care, and any other factors which are indicative of an absence of adequate dental or dental hygiene services in or reasonably accessible to the area in question. Any group or groups of persons seeking to secure such a dentist or dental hygienist for a community shall supply the Board with all information necessary for it to make a determination as to the existence of all the foregoing factors.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Qualifications of the Dentist. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The dentist or dental hygienist must submit an application for a volunteer license to the Board and must be 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, or is currently licensed to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in any licensing jurisdiction in the U.S. and whose license is unrestricted and in good standing. This license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene must have been issued by a licensing authority following successful completion of a clinical licensing examination, approved by the board and must have been held at least five years while engaged in clinical practice. Applicants must not have failed a clinical licensing exam within the past five years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As a condition precedent to a volunteer license being issued, after five (5) years have passed without the applicant being engaged in the direct observation and treatment of patients, the Board, in its discretion, may require a refresher course or the passage of an examination administered by the board or a testing agency designated and approved by the board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant dentist or dental hygienist may be asked to submit a statement from a physician attesting to the applicant's physical and mental capacity;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant must show proof of current CPR certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the applicant is not in compliance with the continuing education requirements established by the Board at the time application is made for the volunteer license (which is forty (40) hours for dentist and twenty<U>-</U>two (22) hours for dental hygienist of continuing education within the last two (2) years including CPR at the basic life support level), the applicant may be issued a nonrenewable temporary license to practice for six months provided the applicant is otherwise qualified for such license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applicants must show passage with a score of 75 or higher on a jurisprudence examination on the laws and rules governing the practice of dentistry/dental hygiene in the State of Georgia. Such examination shall be administered in the English language;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be no application or licensing fee for initial issuance of a volunteer license.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Dental Hygienists are subject to all provisions of direct supervision per Rule 150-5 - .03 .</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewal of a volunteer license. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Volunteer licenses shall expire at the close of December 31 in all odd-numbered years, and shall be administratively revoked for failure to renew on July 1 of the following even-numbered year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be no renewal fee for licensees holding a volunteer in dentistry license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licenses which have been administratively lapsed for non-renewal shall be reinstated only at the discretion of the board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Holders of a volunteer in dentistry license are subject to continuing education requirements as outlined in Board Rule <a title="150-3-.10" href="150-3-.10">150-3-.10</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Holders of a volunteer in dental hygiene license are subject to continuing education requirements as outlined in Board Rule <a title="150-3-.10" href="150-3-.10">150-3-.10</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.03(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any other provisions of Chapter 11, Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated not inconsistent with the intent and purpose of the special license statute shall be fully applicable to all specially licensed dentists.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/150-7-.04" name="150-7-.04" title="150-7-.04">Rule 150-7-.04 Dental Provisional Licensure by Credentials</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For purposes of this rule: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "State" includes Washington D.C. and all U.S. territories.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Provisional Licensure by Credentials" means a license to practice dentistry in the State of Georgia granted to individuals licensed to practice dentistry in another state who have not met all of the requirements for a dental license by examination but who have met equivalent requirements for the practice of dentistry as set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-11-41&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-11-41</a> and by board rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Full-Time Clinical Practice" means a minimum of 1,000 hours for each full twelve (12) month period of licensure immediately preceding the date of the application in the hands-on treatment of patients. For the purposes of this rule, each such period shall not be less than a full twelve (12) months. Neither clinical practice through training programs nor during periods of residency qualifies as full-time clinical practice. Whether apart of or separate from the training or residency program, no clinical practice while participating in or enrolled in any training or residency program shall be considered for the purposes of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Active Dental License" means a license to practice dentistry held by an individual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Full-Time Clinical Faculty Practice" means a minimum of 1,000 hours for each full twelve (12) month period of licensure immediately preceding the date of the application in the teaching of clinical dental skills at an ADA-accredited dental school/program. For the purposes of this rule, each such period shall not be less than a full twelve (12) months. For any time periods during which the applicant is participating in or enrolled in any training or residency program, the teaching of clinical skills shall not be considered for the purposes of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Only those applicants licensed and currently engaged in full-time clinical practice, as defined in subsection (1)(c) of this rule, in a state that has a credentialing law similar to the licensure by credentials law in Georgia will be considered by the board for a provisional license by credentials. Applicants from states not issuing licenses by credentials are ineligible.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-11-41&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-11-41</a>, an applicant for a provisional license by credentials must also meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must have an active dental license in good standing from another state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must have received a doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) degree or a doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree from a dental school approved by the board and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (A.D.A.) or its successor agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants must have been in full-time clinical practice, as defined in subsection (1)(c) of this rule; full-time faculty as defined in subsection (1)(e) of this rule; or a combination of both for each of the five years immediately preceding the date of the application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Candidates convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or dealing with the administering, dispensing or taking of drugs including, but not limited to controlled substances, are not eligible.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those applicants who have received a doctoral degree in dentistry from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, or its successor agency, must provide the following in order to complete their application: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certified copy of the applicant's testing results showing passage of all sections with a score of 75 or higher or its equivalent score on a clinical examination administered by the board or a testing agency designated and approved by the board. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After a fourth failure of one or more sections of any clinical examination, no further attempts will be recognized by the board for licensure by credentials in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Show passage with a score of 75 or higher on a jurisprudence examination on the laws and rules governing the practice of dentistry in the State of Georgia. Such examination shall be administered in the English language.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof of current CPR certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Copies of any and all National Practitioner's Data Bank reports pertaining to the applicant;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Official transcripts under seal from a school or university from which the applicant received a doctorate in dentistry;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> National Board scores showing passage of all sections of the examination with a score of 75 or higher;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification of licensure from all states where the applicant has ever held or currently holds a license to practice dentistry;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Furnish a background check. The applicant shall be responsible for all fees associated with the performance of a background check.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(3)(e)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-36-1&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-36-1</a>, all applicants applying for licensure must submit an Affidavit Regarding Citizenship and submit a copy of secure and verifiable documentation supporting the Affidavit with an application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those applicants who have received a doctoral degree in dentistry from a dental school not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, or its successor agency, in addition to the information required in subsection (3)(a), (c), and (d) of this rule must also provide the following in order to complete their application: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof of successful completion at an ADA-accredited dental school approved by the board of the last two years of a pre-doctoral program as a full-time student under the conditions required of other full-time students, except as excused or limited in the manner that any other student's participation would be excused or limited by state and federal law, and receipt of the doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) or doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification by the dean of the accredited dental school where the applicant took the required supplementary program specified in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-11-41&amp;title=43#43-11-41(a)" target="_newtab">43-11-41(a)</a>setting forth that the applicant has achieved the same level of didactic and clinical competency as expected of a graduate of the school and that the student has completed the last two years of a pre-doctoral program under the conditions required of other full-time students, except as excused or limited in the manner that any other student's participation would be excused or limited by state and federal law.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A certification letter from a dental board or regional testing agency of a passing score of 75 or higher on each section of a clinical licensure examination substantially equivalent to the clinical licensure examination required in Georgia and which was administrated by the dental board or its designated testing agency. A certification letter from the applicant's dental school is not acceptable. Sections of clinical licensure examinations that include slot preparations of restorative dentistry shall not be deemed substantially equivalent to the sections of clinical licensure examinations required in Georgia. Such scores shall neither be accepted nor recognized by the Board. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Such certification shall state that the examination included procedures performed on human subjects as part of the assessment of clinical competencies and shall have included evaluations in the following areas: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> periodontics, human subject clinical abilities testing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> endodontics, clinical abilities testing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> posterior class II amalgam or posterior class II composite preparation and restoration, human subject clinical abilities testing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> anterior class III composite preparation and restoration, human subject clinical abilities testing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> crown preparation, clinical abilities testing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> prosthetics, written or clinical abilities testing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> oral diagnosis, written or clinical abilities testing; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> oral surgery, written or clinical abilities testing.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evaluations of restorative dentistry from slot preparations shall not meet the requirements of (5)(a).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to the foregoing requirements to be eligible for licensure consideration by credentials, a license examination after January 1, 1998 shall include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> anonymity between candidates and examination raters;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> standardization and calibration of raters; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a mechanism for post exam analysis.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After a fourth failure of one or more sections of any clinical examination, no further attempts will be recognized by the board for licensure by credentials in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(5)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applicants must show passage of a jurisprudence examination on the laws and rules governing the practice of dentistry in the State of Georgia. Such examinations shall be administered in the English language. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Active duty military dentists on federal installations are exempt from the state of practice requirement as contained in subsection (2) of this rule as long the applicant has an active license in an acceptable state and meets all other requirements as set forth in this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Contract employees on Georgia federal installations are exempt from the state of practice requirement as contained in subsection (2) of this rule as long the applicant has an active license in state and meets all other requirements as set forth in this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An active duty military dentist or contract employee on a Georgia federal installation who applies for licensure by credentials must provide a letter from the supervising authority/commanding officer at the federal installation. Such letter must include but not be limited to the applicant's general service record, any complaint or disciplinary action as well as continuing education that the credentialing candidate may have obtained.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the first five biennial renewal periods, the holder of a dental provisional license by credentials must attest to the fact that he or she has maintained full-time clinical practice in the State of Georgia as defined in subsection (1)(c)of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall have the authority to refuse to grant a provisional license by credentials to an applicant, or to revoke the provisional license by credentials to a dentist licensed by the Board, or to discipline a dentist holding a provisional license by credentials in accordance with the provisions of O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-1-19&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-1-19</a>, <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-11-47&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-11-47</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.04(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of license, the applicant by credentials must establish active practice in this State within two years of receiving such license or the license shall be automatically revoked. <P> "Active practice" shall mean a minimum of 500 hours for each full twelve (12) month period of licensure in the hands-on treatment of patients.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/150-7-.05" name="150-7-.05" title="150-7-.05">Rule 150-7-.05 Dental Hygiene Provisional Licensure by Credentials</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For purposes of this rule: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "State" includes Washington D.C. and all U.S. territories.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Provisional Licensure by Credentials" means a license to practice dental hygiene in the State of Georgia granted to individuals licensed to practice dental hygiene in another state who have not met all of the requirements for a dental hygiene license by examination but who have met equivalent requirements for the practice of dental hygiene as set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-11-71.1&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-11-71.1</a> and by board rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Full Time Clinical Practice" means a minimum of 1,000 hours for each twelve (12) month period immediately preceding the date of the application in the hands-on treatment of patients.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Active Dental Hygiene License" is defined as license to practice dental hygiene held by an individual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Full Time Clinical Faculty" means a minimum of 1,000 hours per year in the teaching of clinical dental hygiene skills at an ADA-accredited dental hygiene school/program.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Only those applicants licensed and currently engaged in full-time clinical practice as defined in sub-section (1)(c) of this rule in a state that has a credentialing law similar to the licensure by credentials law in Georgia will be considered by the board for a provisional license by credentials. Applicants from states not issuing licenses by credentials are ineligible.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to the requirements set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-11-71.1&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-11-71.1</a>, an applicant for a provisional license by credentials must also meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must have an active dental hygiene license in good standing from another state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must have received a dental hygiene degree from a dental hygiene college or school approved by the board and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (A.D.A.) or its successor agency, if any. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must have been in full time clinical practice, as defined in sub-section (1)(c) of this rule; full-time clinical faculty as defined in sub-section (1)(e) of this rule; or a combination of both for each of the two years immediately preceding the date of the application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must meet all requirements for licensure set forth in Board Rules 150-5.02, <a title="150-5-.03" href="150-5-.03">150-5-.03</a>, <a title="150-5-.04" href="150-5-.04">150-5-.04</a>, and <a title="150-5-.05" href="150-5-.05">150-5-.05</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Furnish a background check. The applicant shall be responsible for all fees associated with the performance of a background check.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must show passage of all sections with a score of 75 or higher, or its equivalent score, on a clinical examination administered by the board or testing agency designated and approved by the board and a jurisprudence examination on the laws and rules governing the practice of dental hygiene in the State of Georgia. Such examinations shall be administered in the English language. After a fourth (4th) attempt of one or more sections of any clinical examination, no further attempts will be recognized by the board for licensure by credentials in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Active duty military dental hygienists on federal installations are exempt from the state of practice requirement as contained in subsection (2) of this rule as long the applicant has an active license in an acceptable state and meets all other requirements as set forth in this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Contract employees on Georgia federal installations are exempt from the state of practice requirement as contained in subsection (2) of this rule as long the applicant has an active license in an acceptable state and meets all other requirements as set forth in this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An active duty military dental hygienist or contract employee on a Georgia federal installation who applies for licensure by credentials must provide a letter from the supervising authority/commanding officer at the federal installation. Such letter must include but not be limited to the applicant's general service record, any complaint or disciplinary action as well as continuing education that the credentialing candidate may have obtained.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall have the authority to refuse to grant a provisional license by credentials to an applicant, or to revoke the provisional license by credentials to a dental hygienist licensed by the Board, or to discipline a dental hygienist holding a provisional license by credentials in accordance with the provisions of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-11-72&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-11-72</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.05(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of license, the applicant by credentials must establish active practice in this State within two years of receiving such license or the license shall be automatically revoked. "Active practice" shall mean a minimum of 500 hours for each full twelve (12) month period of licensure in the hands-on treatment of patients.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/150-7-.06" name="150-7-.06" title="150-7-.06">Rule 150-7-.06 Expedited Licenses for Military Spouses, Service Members, and Transitioning Service Members</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As used in this Rule: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Expedited application review" means the review of a completed application within fourteen (14) business days of submission to the Board of Dentistry;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "License" means a document issued by the Board of Dentistry to an applicant granting the applicant the ability to lawfully practice dentistry or dental hygiene under Title 43, Chapter 11;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Military" means the United States armed forces, including the National Guard;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Military spouse" means a spouse of a service member or a transitioning service member;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Service member" means an active or reserve member of the armed forces, including the National Guard;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Transitioning service member" means a member of the military on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A service member, military spouse, or transitioning service member qualifies for expedited application review once the applicant has submitted a completed application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No application submitted under this Rule shall be denied without review by a quorum of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within the time permitted for expedited application review, all applications shall either be granted or referred to the full Board for review.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-7-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an application is referred to the full Board for review, it shall be reviewed and considered by the Board not later than its next regularly scheduled Board meeting.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/150-7-.01" name="150-7-.01" title="150-7-.01">Rule 150-7-.01 Public Health License</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/150-7-.02" name="150-7-.02" title="150-7-.02">Rule 150-7-.02 Faculty Licenses</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/150-7-.03" name="150-7-.03" title="150-7-.03">Rule 150-7-.03 Volunteers in Dentistry</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/150-7-.04" name="150-7-.04" title="150-7-.04">Rule 150-7-.04 Dental Provisional Licensure by Credentials</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/150-7-.05" name="150-7-.05" title="150-7-.05">Rule 150-7-.05 Dental Hygiene Provisional Licensure by Credentials</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/150-7-.06" name="150-7-.06" title="150-7-.06">Rule 150-7-.06 Expedited Licenses for Military Spouses, Service Members, and Transitioning Service Members</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span 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