(1) The board shall promulgate administrative regulations in accordance with KRS Chapter 13A relating to dental practices which shall include minimal requirements for documentation, Centers for Disease Control compliance, conscious sedation of patients, compliance with federal controlled substances regulations, and any applicable federal statute or regulation.
(2) Any person practicing or offering to practice dentistry or dental surgery shall practice under his or her own name or the name of a deceased or incapacitated dentist for whom the person practicing dentistry has contracted to perform continuing operations.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 313.060

  • Board: means the Kentucky Board of Dentistry. See Kentucky Statutes 313.010
  • Company: may extend and be applied to any corporation, company, person, partnership, joint stock company, or association. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: may extend and be applied to any corporation, company, partnership, joint stock company, or association. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Dental hygiene: means the treatment of the oral cavity, including but not limited to dental hygiene assessment or screening, scaling and root planing, nonsurgical therapy, removing calcareous deposits, removing accumulated accretion from beneath the free gingival margin, cavity preventive procedures, periodontal procedures that require administering antimicrobial agents along with other general dentistry activities outlined in the treatment care plan and not prohibited by this chapter or by administrative regulation promulgated by the board. See Kentucky Statutes 313.010
  • Dental hygienist: means any person who has graduated from a CODA accredited dental hygiene program at an institute of higher learning and has been credentialed as a "Registered Dental Hygienist". See Kentucky Statutes 313.010
  • Dentist: means any person who has graduated from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited dental school and has been conferred with the degree of "Doctor of Medical Dentistry" (D. See Kentucky Statutes 313.010
  • Dentistry: means the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, or surgical, nonsurgical, or related treatment of diseases, disorders, or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area, or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body provided by a dentist within the scope of his or her education, training, and experience and in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law. See Kentucky Statutes 313.010
  • Direct supervision: means that the dentist is physically present in the dental office or treatment facility, personally diagnoses the condition to be treated, authorizes the procedures to be performed, remains in the dental office or treatment facility while the procedures are being performed, and evaluates the performance of the individual supervised. See Kentucky Statutes 313.010
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Federal: refers to the United States. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Telehealth: means the use of interactive audio, video, or other electronic media to deliver health care. See Kentucky Statutes 313.010
  • Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Year: means calendar year. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(3) No person shall conduct a dental office in his or her name nor advertise his or her name in connection with any dental office unless he or she personally performs services as a dentist or dental surgeon in such office or personally supervises such services as are performed in such office during a portion of the time such office is operated by him or her only, and shall not use his or her name in connection with that of any other dentist, except as provided for deceased or incapacitated dentists in subsection (4) of this section.
(4) The executor or administrator of a deceased dentist’s estate, or the legal guardian or authorized representative of a dentist who has become incapacitated, may contract with another dentist or dentists to continue the operations of the deceased or incapacitated dentist’s practice if the practice of the deceased or incapacitated dentist is a:
(a) Sole proprietorship;
(b) Corporation in which the deceased or incapacitated dentist is the sole shareholder; or
(c) Limited liability company in which the deceased or incapacitated dentist is the sole member.
(5) Contracts to continue the operations of a deceased or incapacitated dentist’s practice may extend until the practice is sold.
(6) Prior to contracting with another dentist or dentists to continue operations of a deceased or incapacitated dentist’s practice, the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative shall file a notification of intent to contract for continuation of practice with the board on a form prescribed by the board. The notification shall include the following information:
(a) The name and license number of the deceased or incapacitated dentist; (b) The name and address of the dental practice;
(c) The name, address, and tax identification number of the estate;
(d) The name and license number of each dentist who will provide services in the dental practice;
(e) An affirmation, under penalty of perjury, that the information provided is true and correct and that the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative understands that any interference by the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative, or any agent or assignee of the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative, with the contracting dentist’s or dentists’ practice of dentistry or professional judgment or any other violation of this chapter is grounds for an immediate termination of the operations of the dental practice; and
(f) Any other information the board deems necessary for the administration of this chapter.
(7) Within thirty (30) days after the death or incapacitation of a dentist, the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative shall send notification of the death or incapacitation by mail to the last known address of each patient of record that has received treatment by the deceased or incapacitated dentist within the previous twelve (12) months, with an explanation of how copies of the practitioner’s records may be obtained. This notice may also contain any other relevant information concerning the continuation of dental practice.
(8) A treating dentist who provides or facilitates the use of telehealth shall ensure:
(a) That the informed consent of the patient, or another appropriate person with authority to make the health care treatment decision for the patient, is obtained before services are provided through telehealth; and
(b) That the confidentiality of the patient’s medical information is maintained as required by this chapter and other applicable law. At a minimum, confidentiality shall be maintained through appropriate processes, practices, and technology as designated by the board and that conform to applicable federal law.
(9) The board shall promulgate administrative regulations in accordance with KRS Chapter 13A to implement this section and as necessary to:
(a) Prevent abuse and fraud through the use of telehealth services; (b) Prevent fee-splitting through the use of telehealth services; and
(c) Utilize telehealth in the provision of dental services and in the provision of continuing education.
(10) A licensed dentist may delegate to a licensed dental hygienist the administration of block and infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia under the direct supervision of a dentist if the dental hygienist completes the following requirements and receives a certificate of verification from the board:
(a) Formal training from a dental or dental hygiene school accredited by the
Commission on Dental Accreditation;
(b) A minimum of thirty-two (32) hours covering all of the following topics, including but not limited to anatomical considerations, basic injunction technique, basic placement technique, nitrous oxide administration, recordkeeping, armamentarium exercise, local anesthesia and nitrous oxide, techniques of maxillary anesthesia, techniques of mandibular injections,
partner injections and partner administration of nitrous oxide, neurophysiology, pharmacology of local anesthetics and nitrous oxide, pharmacology of vasoconstrictors, physical and psychological evaluation, local and systemic complications, and contraindications;
(c) A minimum of two (2) hours of clinical education for nitrous oxide administration with successful completion of administration, monitoring, and removal of nitrous oxide on at least two (2) patients;
(d) A minimum of twelve (12) hours demonstrating mastery of local anesthesia applications and successful completion of at least three (3) injections each of all maxillary and mandibular injection sites; and
(e) A score that exceeds seventy-four percent (74%) on a written examination administered after coursework and clinical training.
(11) The board shall approve all continuing education courses and require them for individuals holding anesthesia registration for over one (1) year without practical application. The courses shall be developed and implemented by dental education institutions accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Repealed and reenacted 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 85, sec. 10, effective July 15, 2010.
— Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 2636-10.