Florida Dental Practice Act & Board Rules and Statutes
1. What are the requirements to obtain licensure as a dentist?
• Is 18 years of age or older.
• Is a graduate of a dental school accredited by the
• Association or its successor agency, if any, or any other
Nationally recognized accrediting agency; or
• Is a dental student in the final year of a program at such an
Accredited school who has completed all the coursework
2. What are the license renewal procedures for the registered dental hygienist?
• In addition to the other requirements for relicensure for dental hygienists set out in this act, the board shall require each licensed dental hygienist to complete not less than 24 hours or more than 36 hours of continuing professional education in dental subjects, biennially, in programs prescribed or approved by the board or in equivalent programs of continuing education.
• Submit a sworn affidavit on an acceptable form to( include location, date, subject and hours of completed course) department attesting he/she has completed the required additional training in accordance to guidelines and provisions.
3. What qualifies a person to perform expanded functions?
• A person who has graduated from an accredited or board approved school for expanded functions dental assistant
4. What are the guidelines for advertising that the dentist must adhere to?
• Dental laboratories shall not solicit or
advertise, directly or indirectly, by mail, card, newspaper,
pamphlet, radio, television, or otherwise to the general public
to construct, reproduce, or repair prosthetic dentures, bridges,
plates, or other appliances to be used or worn as substitutes
for natural teeth or for the regulation of natural teeth.
• No advertisement by a licensed dentist shall contain any
false, fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive statement or claim
or any statement or claim which:
• Contains misrepresentations of fact;
• Is likely to mislead or deceive because in context...