§ 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
§ 63-5-124 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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Benefit: means anything reasonably regarded as economic gain, enhancement or advantage, including benefit to any other person in whose welfare the beneficiary is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
  • Board: means the sex offender treatment board created in §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703
  • 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
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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.
  • Defendant: means a person accused of an offense under this title and includes any person who aids or abets the commission of such offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • Effective consent: means assent in fact, whether express or apparent, including assent by one legally authorized to act for another. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Force: means compulsion by the use of physical power or violence and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Government: means the state or any political subdivision of the state, and includes any branch or agency of the state, a county, municipality or other political subdivision. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
  • 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.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intentional: means that a person acts intentionally with respect to the nature of the conduct or to a result of the conduct when it is the person's conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
  • 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.
  • Knowing: means that a person acts knowingly with respect to the conduct or to circumstances surrounding the conduct when the person is aware of the nature of the conduct or that the circumstances exist. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
  • Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:

    1. Maintain public order. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    2. Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
    3. Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    4. Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    5. Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
    6. Owner: means a person, other than the defendant, who has possession of or any interest other than a mortgage, deed of trust or security interest in property, even though that possession or interest is unlawful and without whose consent the defendant has no authority to exert control over the property. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    7. 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.
    8. Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    9. Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    10. Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
    11. 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.
    12. Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
    13. Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
    14. Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
    15. Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
    16. Property: means anything of value, including, but not limited to, money, real estate, tangible or intangible personal property, including anything severed from land, library material, contract rights, choses-in-action, interests in or claims to wealth, credit, admission or transportation tickets, captured or domestic animals, food and drink, electric or other power. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    17. Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
    18. Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
    19. Public place: means a place to which the public or a group of persons has access and includes, but is not limited to, highways, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, places of business, playgrounds and hallways, lobbies and other portions of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    20. Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
    21. 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
    22. 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).
    23. 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
    24. Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
    25. Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    26. Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television, entertainment subscription service or other public services, accommodations in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admissions to exhibitions, use of vehicles or other movable property, and any other activity or product considered in the ordinary course of business to be a service, regardless of whether it is listed in this subdivision (a)(37) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    27. 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.
    28. Sex offender: means any person who is convicted in this state, on or after January 1, 1996, of any sex offense, or if such person has been convicted in another state of an offense that would constitute a sex offense in this state, and who is subject to parole or probation supervision by the department of correction pursuant to an interstate compact. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703
    29. Sex offense: means any felony or misdemeanor offense described as follows:

      1. The commission of any act that, on or after January 1, 1996, constitutes the criminal offense of:
        1. Rape of a child, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703
        2. 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
        3. 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
        4. Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
        5. Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
        6. Testify: Answer questions in court.
        7. Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
        8. Treatment: means therapy and supervision of any sex offender that conforms to the standards created by the board pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703
        9. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
        10. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        11. Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
        12. Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
        13. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        14. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105