(b) The board may adopt rules regarding dental laboratories in only the following
(1) processing registration applications;
(A) requirements for registration;
(B) the form and content of registration applications and other forms required to
administer this chapter;
(C) procedures for renewal of certificates of registration; and
(D) fees necessary to administer this chapter;
(3) monitoring records necessary to administer this chapter;
(4) establishing continuing education requirements for dental technicians employed
by dental laboratories, including prescribing the content of continuing education
(A) infection control;
(B) shade-taking procedures authorized by a prescription from a licensed dentist;
(C) computer-imaging procedures for an oral cavity authorized by a prescription from
a licensed dentist;
(D) referral of dental prescriptions to out-of-state laboratories to be filled; and
(E) the transportation and manufacture of dental prosthetic devices or other dental
work performed by a dental laboratory located in another state or a foreign country
for use in this state.
(c) In prescribing the content of continuing education courses under Subsection (b)(4),
the board shall require the course content to be at least as comprehensive as a course
approved by a recognized board of certification for dental technology.
(e) The board shall provide annually to each dentist licensed in this state a list
of dental laboratories registered under this chapter. The list must include the expiration date of each laboratory's registration certificate.
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