(a) The Board shall issue a license to each applicant who meets the requirements of
this chapter for licensure as a dentist or dental hygienist and who pays the fee established
in § 1125 of this title.
(b) Each license shall be renewed biennially, in such manner as is determined by the
Division, upon payment of the appropriate fee and submission of a renewal form provided
by the Division, and proof that the licensee has met the continuing education requirements
established by the Board and proof that the licensee has not been convicted of a crime
substantially related to the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene unless a waiver
is granted pursuant to § 1122(c)(4) of this title.
(c) The Board, in its rules and regulations, shall determine the period of time within
which a licensed dentist or dental hygienist may still renew his or her license, notwithstanding
the fact that such licensee has failed to renew on or before the renewal date, provided
however that such period shall not exceed 1 year. Any licensee who fails to renew on or before the renewal date, and any allowable
extensions, not to exceed 1 year, will be considered a new applicant.
(d) Any person whose license or certificate has expired for failure to make biennial
registration over a period of more than 5 years and who has not been in the active
full-time practice or dentistry or dental hygiene in another state or territory of
the United States during the previous 5 years is required, in addition to applying
as a new applicant, to submit to reexamination or other formal assessment of competency
as approved by the Board.
(e) All individuals licensed under this chapter, upon written request, may be placed
in an inactive status in accordance with the Board's rules and regulations. Such individual may reenter practice upon written notification to the Board of the
intent to do so and completion of continuing education as required in the Board's
rules and regulations. The Board may establish by regulation provisions for resuming active status.
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