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
§ 17-82-310 - Annual renewal -- Procedure.
(a) All licenses to practice dentistry or dental hygiene issued in the State of Arkansas shall continue in full force and effect until forfeited, suspended, or revoked, subject to the following provisions:
(1) On January 1 of even-numbered years, every dentist and dental hygienist must renew his or her license with the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners on forms prepared and furnished by the board, supplying all the information and data requested on the forms; and
(2) A renewal fee in an amount to be determined by the board as being necessary to provide funds for the operation of the board and for other expenses in administering this chapter must be paid to the board upon the filing of the form, duly executed, with the board.
(b) Upon the filing of the renewal form and payment of the fee, the board shall issue to the licensee its certificate of renewal that authorizes the licensee to practice his or her profession in the State of Arkansas until the next date of renewal.
(c) (1) During the month of December of odd-numbered years, the Secretary of the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners shall mail the approved renewal form to every dentist and dental hygienist registered in the State of Arkansas to his or her last known address.
(2) The failure of the dentist or dental hygienist to receive the form does not excuse his or her failure to renew.
(3) The providing of false or fraudulent information to renew the license is grounds for imposition of the penalties set forth at § 17-82-316.
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