Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 36. Dentistry
Section 315. Grounds For Discipline, Suspension, or Revocation of License.
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AS 08.36.315. Grounds For Discipline, Suspension, or Revocation of License.

The board may revoke or suspend the license of a dentist, or may reprimand, censure, or discipline a dentist, or both, if the board finds after a hearing that the dentist

(1) used or knowingly cooperated in deceit, fraud, or intentional misrepresentation to obtain a license;

(2) engaged in deceit, fraud, or intentional misrepresentation in the course of providing or billing for professional dental services or engaging in professional activities;

(3) advertised professional dental services in a false or misleading manner;

(4) received compensation for referring a person to another dentist or dental practice;

(5) has been convicted of a felony or other crime that affects the dentist's ability to continue to practice dentistry competently and safely;

(6) engaged in the performance of patient care, or permitted the performance of patient care by persons under the dentist's supervision, regardless of whether actual injury to the patient occurred,

(A) that did not conform to minimum professional standards of dentistry; or

(B) when the dentist, or a person under the supervision of the dentist, did not have the permit, registration, or certificate required under AS 08.32 or this chapter;

(7) failed to comply with this chapter, with a regulation adopted under this chapter, or with an order of the board;

(8) continued to practice after becoming unfit due to

(A) professional incompetence;

(B) addiction or dependence on alcohol or other drugs that impair the dentist's ability to practice safely;

(C) physical or mental disability;

(9) engaged in lewd or immoral conduct in connection with the delivery of professional service to patients;

(10) permitted a dental hygienist or dental assistant who is employed by the dentist or working under the dentist's supervision to perform a dental procedure in violation of AS 08.32.110 or AS 08.36.346;

(11) failed to report to the board a death that occurred on the premises used for the practice of dentistry within 48 hours;

(12) falsified or destroyed patient or facility records or failed to maintain a patient or facility record for at least seven years after the date the record was created;

(13) prescribed or dispensed an opioid in excess of the maximum dosage authorized under AS 08.36.355; or

(14) procured, sold, prescribed, or dispensed drugs in violation of a law, regardless of whether there has been a criminal action or harm to the patient.

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