(1)(a)(I) The Colorado dental board is hereby created as the agency of this state for the regulation of the practice of dentistry in this state and to carry out the purposes of this article. The board is subject to the supervision and control of the division of professions and occupations as provided by section 24-34-102, C.R.S .
(II) The board consists of seven dentist members, three dental hygienist members, and three members from the public at large. The governor shall appoint each member for a term of four years, and each member shall have the qualifications provided in this article. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms of four years. Each board member shall hold office until his or her term expires or until the governor appoints a successor.
(III) In making appointments to the board, the governor shall attempt to create geographical, political, urban, and rural balance among the board members. If a vacancy occurs in any board membership before the expiration of the member's term, the governor shall fill the vacancy by appointment for the remainder of the term in the same manner as in the case of original appointments.
(IV) The governor may remove any member of the board for misconduct, incompetence, or neglect of duty.
(b) Deleted by Laws 2014, Ch. 363, § 3, eff. July 1, 2014.
(2) The board shall organize annually by electing one of its members as chairperson and one as vice-chairperson. It may adopt such rules for its government as it may deem proper. The board shall meet at least quarterly, and more often if necessary, at such times and places as it may from time to time designate.
(3) Repealed by Laws 2014, Ch. 363, § 3, eff. July 1, 2014.
(4)(a) Section 24-34-104, C.R.S ., concerning the termination schedule for regulatory bodies of the state unless extended as provided in that section, applies to the board. Prior to the repeal of this article, the department of regulatory agencies shall review all functions of the board as provided in section 24-34-104, C.R.S .
(b) This article is repealed, effective September 1, 2025.
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