§ 32-1276
§ 32-1276.01 Application for licensure; requirements; fingerprint clearance card; denial or suspension of application
§ 32-1276.02 Dental therapist triennial licensure; continuing education; license renewal and reinstatement; fees; civil penalties; retired and disabled license status
§ 32-1276.03 Practice of dental therapy; authorized procedures; supervision requirements; restrictions
§ 32-1276.04 Dental therapists; clinical practice; supervising dentists; written collaborative practice agreements
§ 32-1276.05 Dental therapists; supervising dentists; collaborative practice relationships
§ 32-1276.06 Practicing without a license; violation; classification
§ 32-1276.07 Licensure by credential; examination waiver; fee
§ 32-1276.08 Dental therapy schools; credit for prior experience or coursework

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 11 > Article 3.1 - Licensing and Regulation of Dental Therapists

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Applicant: means a person who is applying for licensure to practice dental therapy in this state. See
  • Board: means the state board of dental examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-1201
  • Dental assistant: means any person who acts as an assistant to a dentist, dental therapist or dental hygienist by rendering personal services to a patient that involve close proximity to the patient while the patient is under treatment or observation or undergoing diagnostic procedures. See Arizona Laws 32-1201
  • Dental hygienist: means any person who is licensed and engaged in the general practice of dental hygiene and all related and associated duties, including educational, clinical and therapeutic dental hygiene procedures. See Arizona Laws 32-1201
  • Dental therapist: means any person who is licensed and engaged in the general practice of dental therapy and all related and associated duties, including educational, clinical and therapeutic dental therapy procedures. See Arizona Laws 32-1201
  • Direct supervision: means that a licensed dentist is present in the office and available to provide treatment or care to a patient and observe a dental therapist's work. See
  • Disciplinary action: means regulatory sanctions that are imposed by the board in combination with, or as an alternative to, revocation or suspension of a license and that may include:

    (a) Imposition of an administrative penalty in an amount not to exceed two thousand dollars for each violation of this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1201

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Licensed: means licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1201
  • Licensee: means a person who holds a license to practice dental therapy in this state. See
  • Minor: means a person under eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Primary mailing address: means the address on file with the board and to which official board correspondence, notices or documents are delivered in a manner determined by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1201
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Recognized dental therapy school: means a school that is accredited or that has received initial accreditation by the American dental association commission on dental accreditation. See Arizona Laws 32-1201
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215