Effective date: 10/4/2018
(1) A teaching permit shall be issued by the Board of Dentistry to a full time dental instructor of a dental program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and, except for the orthodontic specialty program at Jacksonville University, shall be located within a dental school as defined herein or in a medical school accredited by the American Medical Association’s Liaison Committee for Medical Education upon the request of the dean if the faculty member:
(a) Has a degree in dentistry and either: 1) Is eligible to take the Florida dental licensure examination and has not failed the examination on three occasions or; 2) Was at one time eligible to take the Florida examination, and has not failed the Florida dental licensure examination on three occasions, or; 3) Has successfully completed a post-doctoral training program of at least two years in duration and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association or; 4) Is not eligible to take the Florida examination, but obtained the degree from a foreign dental education program and agrees to practice dentistry only under the general supervision of a Florida licensed dentist; and,
(b) Is a full-time dental instructor; and,
(c) Passes the Florida Dental Laws & Rules Examination; and,
(d) Does not engage in the practice of dentistry, except at the teaching facilities under the accredited dental program.
(2) A dental school is an educational institution that includes a predoctoral dental education program of not less than four years from which students graduate with a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree.
(3) A teaching permit or temporary teaching permit authorizes the holder to practice dentistry at the teaching facility under the following terms and conditions:
(a) All records pertaining to the teaching practice shall be subject to review and available to the Board.
(b) Upon the Board’s request, the permit holder shall submit any information the Board deems necessary to evaluate compliance with chapters 456 and 466, F.S., and division 64B5, F.A.C.
(c) Permits shall be in effect only as long as the holder is a full-time dental instructor and shall be automatically cancelled and nullified by the termination of the holder as a dental instructor at the teaching facility or third time failure of the Florida dental licensure examination.
(d) Teaching permits are subject to cancellation or revocation by the Board for failure to comply with chapters 456 and 466, F.S., and division 64B5, F.A.C.
(e) Pursuant to rule 64B5-12.0135, F.A.C., teaching permit holders are exempt from the continuing education requirements.
(4) Prior to issuance of a teaching permit, each faculty member must provide proof of current CPR certification. If otherwise eligible, the faculty member will be granted a permit with the requirement that current CPR certification be obtained within 60 days. Each faculty member holding a teaching faculty permit shall maintain current CPR certification.
(5) An applicant for a teaching permit shall submit Application for Teaching Permit, form DH-MQA 1225 (07/2016), incorporated herein by reference and available at http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-09944, or on the Department of Health’s website at http://floridasdentistry.gov.
Rulemaking Authority 456.013, 466.002(6), 466.004(4) FS. Implements Florida Statutes § 456.013, 456.048, 456.0635, 466.002(6). History—New 4-30-80, Amended 1-13-81, Formerly 21G-7.05, Amended 1-29-89, Formerly 21G-7.005, 61F5-7.005, Amended 10-16-96, 3-16-97, Formerly 59Q-7.005, Amended 11-10-98, 8-3-00, 1-12-04, 9-11-06, 11-19-12, 9-17-13, 11-7-16, 5-16-18, 10-4-18.