Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 36. Dentistry
Section 370. Definitions for Chapter.
previous: Section 367. Ownership of a Dental Office or Facility.
next: Chapter 38. Dietitians and Nutritionists

AS 08.36.370. Definitions for Chapter.

In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise,

(1) "board" means the Board of Dental Examiners;

(2) “calculus” means a hardened deposit of mineralized plaque;

(3) “coronal polishing” means the removal of supragingival plaque and stains;

(4) “dental assistant” means a person employed to provide clinical assistance to a dentist licensed in the state;

(5) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;

(6) "impaired practitioner" means a person who is unfit to practice dentistry due to addiction or dependence on alcohol or other drugs that impair the practitioner's ability to practice safely.

(7) “licensed dental hygienist” means a dental hygienist licensed under AS 08.32;

(8) “licensed dentist” means a dentist licensed under this chapter;

(9) “opioid” includes the opium and opiate substances and opium and opiate derivatives listed in AS 11.71.140 and 11.71.160;

(10) “registered dental assistant” means a dental assistant registered under this chapter.

All content © 2023 by Touch N' Go/Bright Solutions, Inc.

Note to HTML Version:

This version of the Alaska Statutes is current through December, 2022. The Alaska Statutes were automatically converted to HTML from a plain text format. Every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy, but this can not be guaranteed. If it is critical that the precise terms of the Alaska Statutes be known, it is recommended that more formal sources be consulted. For statutes adopted after the effective date of these statutes, see, Alaska State Legislature If any errors are found, please e-mail Touch N' Go systems at E-mail. We hope you find this information useful.