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2007-2008 Regulatory Agendas

02-313
Board of Dental Examiners

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-313
AGENCY NAME: Board of Dental Examiners (affiliated with the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation)

CONTACT PERSON: Teneale E. Johnson, Executive Secretary, 143 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0143, Tel (207) 287-3333/Fax (207) 287-8140. E-mail: teneale.e.johnson@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2007-2008 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 2: Rules Relating to Dental Hygienists
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: Section II:G:1 - Reduce the number of hours required for an approved local anesthesia course.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Dental hygiene licensees’ and applicants

CHAPTER 3: Rules Relating to Dental Assistants
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: Section V – 1 - Provide a pathway for certified orthodontic assistants to be eligible for EFDA certification; Section IV – 2 - Additional duties to include, Periodontal Screening and Records and Periodontal Probing for an EFDA; 3.). Remove the duty for EFDA’s with regards to the pouring of study models.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: EFDA applicants and holders of such certification

CHAPTER 5: Requirements for Licensure as a Denturist
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: Sections I and II – Replace the word “accredited” with “approved”.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for Denturist Licensure

CHAPTER 6: Rules for Approved Radiation Barriers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: Sections I and II – Remove the “American Dental Association (ADA) approved” from the rule.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: All licensees

CHAPTER 9: Complaints/Investigations/Unprofessional Conduct
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: Section II:Q – Remove the “American Dental Association (ADA) approved” from the rule.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: All licensees

CHAPTER 11: Requirements for Licensure as Dental Hygienists
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: Housekeeping – Section II(G) - should read that an applicant complete a personal interview before the Dental Hygiene Sub-Committee
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Dental hygiene applicants

CHAPTER 12: Requirements for Dental Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: Section II – 1. - More discussion and possible addition of rules surrounding Teleradiology; and Section II – 2.) Rules relating to corporate ownership.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Dental applicants

CHAPTER 13: Continuing Education
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: Section I – review and revision of the amount of continuing education credits for completed programs, including but not limited to post-graduate residency programs.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: All Licensees

CHAPTER 14: Rules for use of General Anesthesia/Sedation by Dentists
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: Sections I and II – Possible updating due to anticipated national association changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: All Licensees

The following were added by amendment on May 9, 2008:
CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: To add the term Teledentistry to the list of definitions
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Dental Licensees’

CHAPTER 7: Licensing/Certification/Late Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: To remove references of February 1 from all license types; add all licensing and renewal fees for EFDA’s; and, add the Board’s ability to waive fees.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: All License Types

CHAPTER 10: Licensure Requirements for Dental Radiographers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §1073
PURPOSE: Sections I and II – Add the Board’s ability to waive an interview; and the Requirements for reinstatement of licenses.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for Dental Radiography Licensure