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Law Number

Md. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Code Ann. 4-308(d)

Summary Title

Temporary Volunteer License: Dentist

Summary

An out-of-state licensed dentist can apply for a temporary volunteer dentist's license to provide dentistry at temporary dental clinic. This license only lasts for the duration of the temporary dental clinic. A dentist holding a temporary volunteer dentist's license cannot administer, maintain, or monitor general anesthesia.

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Scope of License

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(d) Temporary volunteer dentist's license. -- (1) While it is effective, a temporary volunteer dentist's license issued under this title authorizes the licensee to practice dentistry: (i) Only in a temporary dental clinic providing medical care to the poor, elderly, or disabled that is operated by: 1. A bona fide charitable organization; 2. The State or a local government; or 3. A local health department; (ii) If: 1. The dentist holds a general license to practice dentistry in another state that permits clinical practice and the dentist is not subject to clinical restrictions; and 2. The dentist has: A. Passed the North East Regional Board Clinical Examination; or B. Submitted to the Board a notarized affidavit or other evidence satisfactory to the Board indicating that for the 5 years preceding application, the applicant has actively engaged in practicing dentistry for at least 850 hours on average per year; (iii) If the dentist has fulfilled any requirements of the Board relating to knowledge of the regulations adopted by the Board and the laws concerning the practice of dentistry in the State; (iv) If the dentist provides a notarized affidavit to the Board agreeing to donate dental services without compensation for a temporary dental clinic that satisfies the requirements of subsection (i) of this section; (v) If the dentist provides documentation as required by the Board that evidences that the dentist is covered by malpractice insurance; (vi) If the dentist does not otherwise practice dentistry for profit in the State; and (vii) If the dentist provides verification of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. (2) A dentist who holds a temporary volunteer dentist's license may not administer, maintain, or monitor general anesthesia or sedation. (3) A dentist who holds a temporary volunteer dentist's license may only provide services authorized under the Maryland Dentistry Act and the regulations adopted by the Board. (4) A dentist who holds a temporary volunteer dentist's license or the temporary dental clinic in which the dentist is providing services shall provide a form to a patient at the conclusion of treatment that contains: (i) A summary of the services that were provided to the patient by the dentist and, if applicable, the dental hygienist; and (ii) Instructions for any recommended follow-up dental care. (5) The Board may deny a temporary volunteer dentist's license on the grounds provided under ยง 4-315 of this subtitle. (6) A temporary volunteer dentist's license issued to a dentist under this title shall be issued for the duration of the temporary dental clinic only and may not be renewed. (7) The Board may issue a temporary volunteer dentist's license to a dentist who previously held a temporary volunteer dentist's license if the dentist applies for a new license and satisfies the requirements of this subtitle. (8) The Board may not require continuing education as a condition for the issuance of a temporary volunteer dentist's license.