The primary objective of the State Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, to which
all other objectives and purposes are secondary, is to protect the general public,
specifically those persons who are the direct recipients of services regulated by
this chapter, from unsafe and unprofessional practices.
The secondary objectives of the Board are to maintain minimum standards of practitioner
competency and to maintain certain standards in the delivery of services to the public. In meeting its objectives, the Board shall develop standards assuring professional
competence; shall monitor complaints brought against practitioners regulated by the
Board; shall adjudicate at formal hearings; shall promulgate rules and regulations;
and shall impose sanctions where necessary against licensees or former licensees.
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