Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 32. Dental Hygienists
Section 30. Licensure By Credentials.
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AS 08.32.030. Licensure By Credentials.

The board may provide for the licensing without examination of a dental hygienist who

(1) meets the criteria of AS 08.32.020 (a);

(2) has successfully passed a state or regional dental hygiene clinical examination that the board has determined is at least equivalent in scope, quality, and difficulty to the Alaska clinical examination;

(3) has been in active clinical dental hygiene practice averaging not less than 700 hours a year for each of the two years immediately preceding application for state licensure;

(4) has not failed the clinical dental hygiene examination of this state;

(5) has not previously had a license to practice dental hygiene issued by any state or region revoked;

(6) has completed not less than 14 hours of continuing education related to clinical hygiene in the two years before filing an application with the board; the continuing education required under this paragraph must be approved by the board, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, or the American Dental Hygienists' Association;

(7) pays the fees required under AS 08.32.097 ; and

(8) is not the subject of an unresolved complaint, review procedure, or disciplinary proceeding undertaken by a dental or dental hygiene licensing jurisdiction.

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