§ 63-5-101 Board of dentistry
§ 63-5-102 Composition of board
§ 63-5-103 Appointment of members – Term of office – Removal
§ 63-5-104 Board meetings and officers – Records – Copy of law to licensees
§ 63-5-105 Powers of board
§ 63-5-106 Annual report of board
§ 63-5-107 License requirement
§ 63-5-108 Practice of dentistry and dental hygiene defined
§ 63-5-109 Exemptions
§ 63-5-110 Application for license – Reciprocity
§ 63-5-111 Examinations – Issuance or denial of licenses
§ 63-5-112 Specialists
§ 63-5-113 Examination and certification of specialists
§ 63-5-114 Dental hygienists – Examination – Licensure – Reciprocity
§ 63-5-115 Employment of and practice by hygienists and assistants
§ 63-5-116 Penalties for unauthorized practice by hygienist or assistant
§ 63-5-117 License renewal
§ 63-5-118 Certificate to licensee removing from state
§ 63-5-119 Disbursement of fees, fines and penalties – Operating expenses – Compensation – Conference attendance
§ 63-5-120 Exhibit of license
§ 63-5-121 Dental practice to be owned by dentist – Exception for death or disability
§ 63-5-122 Drug prescriptions
§ 63-5-123 Administration of COVID-19 vaccine by dentist
§ 63-5-124 Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of licenses – Examinations – Investigations of reports – Civil penalties – Costs – Oaths and subpoenas
§ 63-5-125 Administrative procedures
§ 63-5-126 Enjoining unlawful practice
§ 63-5-127 District attorneys general to assist board
§ 63-5-128 Criminal penalties
§ 63-5-129 Retirement
§ 63-5-130 Armed forces or public health service
§ 63-5-131 Immunity of peer review committee from liability – Confidentiality
§ 63-5-132 Inactive licenses to perform pro bono services
§ 63-5-133 Dental referral service
§ 63-5-134 Special volunteer license for practice in free health clinic – Exemption from fees – Renewal

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 63 > Chapter 5 - Dentists

  • Adjudication of delinquency: means that a juvenile court has found beyond a reasonable doubt that a child has committed a delinquent act, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • Adult: means , as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appropriate sampling: means cases of a second or subsequent incident of severe child abuse selected by the commission from all profiled cases submitted by the department of children's services. See Tennessee Code 37-3-802
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Child: means :
    (i) A person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • Child sexual abuse: means , as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Commission: means the Tennessee second look commission. See Tennessee Code 37-3-802
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of children's services. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of children's services. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dependent and neglected: means , as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • direct supervision: means the continuous presence of a supervising dentist within the physical confines of the dental office when licensed and registered dental hygienists or registered dental assistants perform lawfully assigned duties and functions. See Tennessee Code 63-5-115
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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.
  • Family support services: means community-based services to promote the safety and well-being of children and families designed to increase the strength and stability of families, including adoptive, foster, and extended families, to increase parents' confidence and competence in their parenting abilities, to afford children a safe, stable and supportive family environment, and otherwise to enhance child development. See Tennessee Code 37-3-602
  • 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.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • Guardian: means , for purposes of adoptions and terminations of parental rights, the meanings set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • Imminent risk: means circumstances or behavior likely to produce, within a relatively short period of time, a reasonably strong probability that the child will be placed in state custody. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • Imminent risk of placement: means circumstances or behavior likely to produce, within a relatively short period of time, a reasonably strong probability that the child will be placed in state custody as a result of being adjudicated dependent and neglected, delinquent and unruly, or in need of mental health services under §. See Tennessee Code 37-3-602
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Investigatory meetings: means commission meetings where information made confidential pursuant to state or federal law is examined by the commission or information is being discussed that is relevant to a pending criminal action. See Tennessee Code 37-3-802
  • 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.
  • Juvenile: means a person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • 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
  • Legal custodian: means a person or agency to whom legal custody of a child has been given by court order. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Profiled cases: means cases of a second or subsequent incident of severe child abuse provided by the department of children's services to the commission. See Tennessee Code 37-3-802
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • 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.
  • Report of harm: means a report regarding child abuse filed under §. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Second or subsequent incident of severe child abuse: means an indicated incident of severe child abuse to a victim who had a prior indicated incident of child abuse or severe child abuse, as determined by the department of children's services. See Tennessee Code 37-3-802
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • 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 Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • 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.
  • Time-limited family reunification services: means the services and activities described below that are provided to a child that is removed from the child's home and placed in a foster family home or a child care institution and to the parents or primary caregiver of such a child, in order to facilitate the reunification of the child safely and appropriately within a timely fashion, but only during the fifteen-month period that begins on the date that the child, pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 37-3-602
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Unruly: means , as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Youth development center: means a hardware secure facility that houses children who have been adjudicated delinquent and who meet the criteria as established by the department for placement at such facility. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103