A. Upon payment of the prescribed fee and provided that no grounds exist to deny licensure
pursuant to § 54.1-2706, the Board may grant, without examination, a faculty license to teach dentistry in
a dental program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American
Dental Association to any applicant who meets one of the following qualifications:
1. Is a graduate of a dental school or college or the dental department of an institution
of higher education, has a current unrestricted license to practice dentistry in at
least one other United States jurisdiction, and has never been licensed to practice
dentistry in the Commonwealth; or
2. Is a graduate of a dental school or college or the dental department of an institution
of higher education, has completed an advanced dental education program accredited
by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and
has never been licensed to practice dentistry in the Commonwealth.
B. The dean or program director of the accredited dental program shall provide to
the Board verification that the applicant is being hired by the program and shall
include an assessment of the applicant's clinical competency and clinical experience
that qualifies the applicant for a faculty license.
C. The holder of a license issued pursuant to this section shall be entitled to perform
all activities that a person licensed to practice dentistry would be entitled to perform
and that are part of his faculty duties, including all patient care activities associated
with teaching, research, and the delivery of patient care, which take place only within
educational facilities owned or operated by or affiliated with the dental school or
program. A licensee who is qualified based on educational requirements for a specialty board
certification shall only practice in the specialty for which he is qualified. A license issued pursuant to this section shall not authorize the holder to practice
dentistry in nonaffiliated clinics or in private practice settings.
D. Any license issued under this section shall expire on June 30 of the second year
after its issuance or shall terminate when the licensee leaves employment at the accredited
dental program. Such license may be renewed annually thereafter as long as the accredited program
certifies to the licensee's continuing employment.
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