Statutes & Rules

The governing statutes for the Board of Dental Practice are found in the following locations. This is not a complete listing of statutes. If you have any questions regarding this material, please contact us at (207) 287-3333.

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The governing rules for the Board of Dental Practice are maintained on the Secretary of State’s web site.

Enacted Legislation

Public Law Effective Date

PL 23, c. 17 (PDF) (Budget)

PL 23, c. 36 (PDF) (Mandated Reporter Training - Adults)

PL 23, c. 165 (PDF) (Temporary Licensure-Charitable Care)

PL 23, c. 354 (PDF) (Life Support Certification, Various dental hygiene practice and supervision changes)

June 29, 2023

October 25, 2023

October 25, 2023

October 25, 2023

Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule(s) Hearing Date Public Comment Deadline



Adopted Rule

Board Rules Effective Date


Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13


May 12, 2024