Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 36. Dentistry
Section 360. Practice of Dentistry Defined.
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AS 08.36.360. Practice of Dentistry Defined.

A person engages in the practice of dentistry who

(1) performs or holds out to the public as being able to perform dental operations;

(2) diagnoses, treats, operates on, corrects, attempts to correct, or prescribes for a disease, lesion, pain, injury, deficiency, deformity, or physical condition, malocclusion or malposition of the human teeth, alveolar process, gingiva, maxilla, mandible, or adjacent tissues;

(3) performs or attempts to perform an operation incident to the replacement of teeth;

(4) furnishes, supplies, constructs, reproduces, or repairs dentures, bridges, appliances or other structures to be used and worn as substitutes for natural teeth, except on prescription of a duly licensed and registered dentist and by the use of impressions or casts made by a duly licensed and registered dentist;

(5) uses the words "dentist" or "dental surgeon" or the letters "D.D.S." or "D.M.D." or other letter or title that represents the dentist as engaging in the practice of dentistry;

(6) extracts or attempts to extract human teeth;

(7) exercises control over professional dental matters or the operation of dental equipment in a facility where the acts and things described in this section are performed or done;

(8) evaluates, diagnoses, treats, or performs preventive procedures related to diseases, disorders, or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area, or adjacent and associated structures; a dentist whose practice includes the services described in this paragraph may only perform the services if they are within the scope of the dentist's education, training, and experience and in accord with the generally recognized ethical precepts of the dental profession; nothing in this paragraph requires a person licensed under AS 08.64 to be licensed under this chapter.

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