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32-1294 - Supervision by dentist; definitions; mouth preparation by dentist; liability; business association
32-1294. Supervision by dentist; definitions; mouth preparation by dentist; liability; business association
A. A denturist may practice only in the office of a licensed dentist, denominated as such.
B. All work by a denturist shall be performed under the general supervision of a licensed dentist. For the purposes of this section, "general supervision" means the dentist is available for consultation in person or by phone during the performance of the procedures by a denturist pursuant to section 32-1293, subsection B. The dentist shall examine the patient initially, check the completed denture as to fit, form and function and perform such other procedures as the board may specify by rule or regulation. For the purposes of this section "completed denture" means a relined, rebased, duplicated or repaired denture or a new denture. Both the dentist and the denturist shall certify that the dentist has performed the initial examination and the final fitting as required in this subsection, and retain the certification in the patient's file.
C. When taking impressions or bite registrations for the purpose of constructing removable partial dentures or when checking the fit of a partial denture, all mouth preparation must be done by the dentist. The denturist is specifically prohibited from performing any cutting or surgery on hard or soft tissue in the mouth. By rule and regulation the board may further regulate the practice of the denturist in regard to removable partial dentures.
D. No more than two denturists may perform their professional duties under a dentist's general supervision at any one time.
E. A licensed dentist supervising a denturist shall be personally liable for any consequences arising from the performance of the denturist's duties.
F. A certified denturist and the dentist supervising his work may make any lawful agreement between themselves regarding fees, compensation and business association.
G. Any sign, advertisement or other notice displaying the name of the office must include the name of the responsible dentist.