2015 Arkansas Code
Title 17 - Professions, Occupations, and Businesses
Subtitle 3 - Medical Professions
Chapter 82 - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants
Subchapter 3 - Licensing Generally
§ 17-82-302 - Exemptions.

AR Code § 17-82-302 (2015) What's This?

Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit or require a license for the following acts or practices:

(1) The performance of duty in this state of a commissioned dental or medical officer of the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or Public Health Services;

(2) Clinical demonstrations before a society or convention of dentists or dental hygienists by a duly licensed dentist or dental hygienist of another state, territory, or the District of Columbia;

(3) Acts which would otherwise constitute the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene by students under the supervision of instructors in any dental college, university, hospital or institution, or dental department of any college, university, hospital or institution, or school of dental hygiene in this state which is recognized as being reputable by the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education and approved by the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners. These acts must be performed within the educational facility incident to a course of study or training and shall not be carried on for personal profit;

(4) Acts which would otherwise constitute the practice of dentistry by a graduate of a college of dentistry approved by the board who is engaged in an internship or residency program in a dental college, university, hospital or institution, or dental department of any college, university, hospital or institution in this state which is recognized as being reputable by the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education and approved by the board. These acts must be performed within the facility pursuant to the internship or residency program, and the intern or resident shall serve without fee or compensation other than that received in salary or other authorized allowances;

(5) Acts which would otherwise constitute the practice of dentistry by a graduate of a college of dentistry approved by the board who is engaged in teaching dentistry in a dental college, university, hospital or institution, or dental department of any college, university, hospital or institution in this state which is recognized as being reputable by the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education and approved by the board. These acts must be performed within the facility pursuant to the teaching appointment, and the person shall serve without fee or compensation other than that received in salary or other authorized allowances; or

(6) (A) The practice of dentistry or dental hygiene within the scope of the dentist's or dental hygienist's duties as an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, provided that the dentist or dental hygienist has obtained a license to practice from Arkansas or any other state, territory, the District of Columbia, or Canada.

(B) Dentists and dental hygienists authorized to practice under subdivision (6)(A) of this section may provide dental treatment or services only to inmates and shall not provide dental treatment or services to other employees of the Federal Bureau of Prisons or any other person.

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