Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 36. Dentistry
Section 110. Qualifications For License; Interview.
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AS 08.36.110. Qualifications For License; Interview.

(a) An applicant for a license to practice dentistry shall

(1) provide certification to the board that the applicant

(A) is a graduate of a dental school that, at the time of graduation, is approved by the board;

(B) has successfully passed a written examination approved by the board;

(C) has not had a license to practice dentistry revoked, suspended, or voluntarily surrendered in this state or another state;

(D) is not the subject of an adverse decision based on a complaint, investigation, review procedure, or other disciplinary proceeding within the five years immediately preceding application, or of an unresolved complaint, investigation, review procedure, or other disciplinary proceeding, undertaken by a state, territorial, local, or federal dental licensing jurisdiction;

(E) is not the subject of an unresolved or an adverse decision based on a complaint, investigation, review procedure, or other disciplinary proceeding, undertaken by a state, territorial, local, or federal dental licensing jurisdiction, or law enforcement agency that relates to criminal or fraudulent activity, dental malpractice, or negligent dental care and that adversely reflects on the applicant's ability or competence to practice dentistry or on the safety or well-being of patients;

(F) is not the subject of an adverse report from the National Practitioner Data Bank or the American Association of Dental Boards Clearinghouse for Board Actions that relates to criminal or fraudulent activity, or dental malpractice;

(G) is not impaired to the extent that affects the applicant's ability to practice dentistry;

(H) has not been convicted of a crime that adversely reflects on the applicant's ability or competency to practice dentistry or that jeopardizes the safety or well-being of a patient;

(2) pass, to the satisfaction of the board, written, clinical, and other examinations administered or approved by the board; and

(3) meet the other qualifications for a license established by the board by regulation, including education in pain management and opioid use and addiction in the two years preceding the application for a license, unless the applicant has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the board that the applicant does not currently hold a valid federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration number; approved education may include dental school coursework..

(b) An applicant for licensure may be interviewed in person by the board or by a member of the board before a license is issued. The interview must be recorded. If the application is denied on the basis of the interview, the denial shall be stated in writing, with the reasons for it, and the record shall be preserved.

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