§ 466.001 Legislative purpose and intent
§ 466.002 Persons exempt from operation of chapter
§ 466.003 Definitions
§ 466.004 Board of Dentistry
§ 466.005 Expert witness certificate
§ 466.006 Examination of dentists
§ 466.0065 Regional licensure examinations
§ 466.0067 Application for health access dental license
§ 466.00671 Renewal of the health access dental license
§ 466.00672 Revocation of health access dental license
§ 466.007 Examination of dental hygienists
§ 466.008 Certification of foreign educational institutions
§ 466.009 Reexamination
§ 466.011 Licensure
§ 466.013 Renewal of license
§ 466.0135 Continuing education; dentists
§ 466.014 Continuing education; dental hygienists
§ 466.015 Inactive status
§ 466.016 License to be displayed
§ 466.017 Prescription of drugs; anesthesia
§ 466.018 Dentist of record; patient records
§ 466.019 Advertising by dentists
§ 466.021 Retention of dental laboratories by dentist; penalty
§ 466.022 Peer review; records; immunity; confidentiality
§ 466.023 Dental hygienists; scope and area of practice
§ 466.0235 Dental charting
§ 466.024 Delegation of duties; expanded functions
§ 466.025 Permitting of dental interns serving at state institutions; certification of dentists practicing at government facilities; permitting of nonprofit corporations
§ 466.026 Prohibitions; penalties
§ 466.027 Sexual misconduct
§ 466.0275 Lawful investigations; consent handwriting samples; mental or physical examination
§ 466.02751 Establishment of practitioner profile for designation as a controlled substance prescribing practitioner
§ 466.028 Grounds for disciplinary action; action by the board
§ 466.0282 Specialties
§ 466.0285 Proprietorship by nondentists
§ 466.031 Dental laboratories
§ 466.032 Registration
§ 466.033 Registration certificates
§ 466.034 Change of ownership or address
§ 466.035 Advertising
§ 466.036 Information; periodic inspections; equipment and supplies
§ 466.037 Suspension and revocation; administrative fine
§ 466.038 Rules
§ 466.039 Violations
§ 466.041 Hepatitis B carriers

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 466 - Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Dental Laboratories

  • 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.
  • Agricultural marketing facilities: means state-owned wholesale and retail markets managed by the Bureau of State Farmers' Market. See Florida Statutes 570.02
  • Agriculture: means the science and art of production of plants and animals useful to humans, including to a variable extent the preparation of these products for human use and their disposal by marketing or otherwise, and includes aquaculture, horticulture, floriculture, viticulture, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bees, and any and all forms of farm products and farm production. See Florida Statutes 570.02
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Board: means the Board of Dentistry. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture. See Florida Statutes 570.02
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dental assistant: means a person, other than a dental hygienist, who, under the supervision and authorization of a dentist, provides dental care services directly to a patient. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • Dental hygiene: means the rendering of educational, preventive, and therapeutic dental services pursuant to ss. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • Dental hygienist: means a person licensed to practice dental hygiene pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • dental laboratory: includes any person, firm, or corporation that performs for a fee of any kind, gratuitously, or otherwise, directly or through an agent or an employee, by any means or method, or supplies or manufactures artificial substitutes for the natural teeth; furnishes, supplies, constructs, or reproduces or repairs any prosthetic denture, bridge, or appliance to be worn in the human mouth; or in any way represents itself as a dental laboratory. See Florida Statutes 466.031
  • Dentist: means a person licensed to practice dentistry pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • Dentistry: means the healing art which is concerned with the examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, and care of conditions within the human oral cavity and its adjacent tissues and structures. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 570.02
  • Direct supervision: means supervision whereby a dentist diagnoses the condition to be treated, a dentist authorizes the procedure to be performed, a dentist remains on the premises while the procedures are performed, and a dentist approves the work performed before dismissal of the patient. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • General supervision: means supervision whereby a dentist authorizes the procedures which are being carried out but need not be present when the authorized procedures are being performed. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Health access setting: means a program or an institution of the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health, the Department of Juvenile Justice, a nonprofit community health center, a Head Start center, a federally qualified health center or look-alike as defined by federal law, a school-based prevention program, a clinic operated by an accredited college of dentistry, or an accredited dental hygiene program in this state if such community service program or institution immediately reports to the Board of Dentistry all violations of…. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • Indirect supervision: means supervision whereby a dentist authorizes the procedure and a dentist is on the premises while the procedures are performed. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • 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.
  • School-based prevention program: means preventive oral health services offered at a school by one of the entities defined in subsection (14) or by a nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under…. See Florida Statutes 466.003
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01