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Law Number

KSA 65-1472

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Retired Dentist


A retired dentist can apply for a special volunteer dental license. A dentist holding a special volunteer license cannot accept compensation for their practice of dentistry. A special volunteer license is not required for a currently licensed dentist to volunteer their time.

Full Title

Special volunteer dental license established; requirements

Full Text

(a) There is established a special volunteer dental license for dentists who are retired from active practice and wish to donate their expertise for the dental care and treatment of indigent and underserved persons of the state. The special volunteer dental license shall be: (1) Issued by the Kansas dental board to eligible dentists; (2) issued without the payment of an application fee, license fee or renewal fee; (3) issued or renewed without any continuing education requirements; (4) issued for a fiscal year or part thereof; and (5) renewable annually upon approval of the board. (b) A dentist shall meet the following requirements to be eligible for a special volunteer dental license: (1) Completion of a special volunteer dental license application, including documentation of the dentist’s dental school graduation and practice history; (2) documentation that the dentist has been previously issued a full and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in Kansas or in another state of the United States and that the dentist has never been the subject of any disciplinary action in any jurisdiction; (3) acknowledgment and documentation that the dentist’s practice under the special volunteer dental license will be exclusively and totally devoted to providing dental care to underserved and indigent persons in Kansas; and (4) acknowledgment and documentation that the dentist will not receive or have the expectation to receive any payment or compensation, either direct or indirect, for any dental services rendered under the special volunteer dental license. (c) The provisions of this section shall become effective on and after July 1, 2012.