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
§ 17-82-314 - Failure to practice.

AR Code § 17-82-314 (2015) What's This?

(a) All licenses issued to dentists and dental hygienists are automatically forfeited if the licensee ceases to practice his or her profession either in the State of Arkansas or elsewhere for a period of two (2) years.

(b) The licensee is not entitled to resume the practice of his or her profession in the State of Arkansas until he or she is reexamined and licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners. However, the examination shall consist only of clinical work.

(c) A dentist or dental hygienist who resumes the practice of his or her profession in the State of Arkansas after having ceased to practice for a period of two (2) years without reexamination and relicensing is subject to the penalties and liabilities prescribed in ยง 17-82-301(b) and (c).

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