(a) The board shall annually issue dental faculty teaching permits to persons who are bona fide members of the faculty of a dental college, if they hold a dental degree but are not licensed and registered to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in the state. The dean of any dental college located in the state shall annually certify to the board the bona fide members of the clinical faculty of the college who are not licensed and registered to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in the state. The board shall issue teaching permits to applicants upon the certification by the dean. The teaching permits shall be invalid if the holder ceases to be a member of the clinical faculty of the dental college. The dean of any dental college shall promptly notify the board regarding changes in the faculty which affect the eligibility of a faculty member to possess a teaching permit. The holder of a teaching permit shall be subject to this chapter and may perform all clinical operations which a person licensed to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in the state is entitled to perform. The operations may only be performed within the facilities of the dental college or any other facility approved by the board as an adjunct to his or her teaching functions in the college. An annual fee established pursuant to this chapter shall be paid to the board when the teaching permit is issued.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 34-9-8

  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(b) The board shall annually issue dental faculty special teaching permits to persons who are bona fide members of the faculty of a dental college if they hold a dental degree but are not licensed and registered to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in the state. The dean of any dental college located in the state shall annually certify to the board the bona fide members of the clinical faculty of the college who are not licensed and registered to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in the state. The board shall issue special teaching permits to applicants upon certification by the dean. The special teaching permits shall be invalid if the holder ceases to be a member of the clinical faculty of the dental college. The dean of any dental college shall promptly notify the board regarding changes in the faculty which affect the eligibility of a faculty member to possess a special teaching permit. The holder of a special teaching permit shall be subject to this chapter and may perform all clinical operations on his or her private patients which a person licensed to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in the state is entitled to perform. The clinical operations may only be performed within the faculty private practice facilities of the dental college or any other facility approved by the board. An annual fee established pursuant to this chapter shall be paid to the board when the special teaching permit is issued.

(Acts 1959, No. 100, p. 569, §12; Acts 1979, No. 79-427, p. 668, §1(a); Acts 1993, No. 93-159, p. 241, §3; Act 2011-571, p. 1165, §1; Act 2013-252, p. 626, §1; Act 2018-274, §1.)