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10.44.14.00.htm 10.44.14.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 44 BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS Chapter 14 Approved Specialty Fields and Qualifications for Identification as a Specialist Authority: Health Occupations Article, §4-504, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.44.14.01.htm 10.44.14.01. 01 Scope.. These regulations govern the qualifications for identification of a licensed dentist as a specialist by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, and the application procedures and fees for the identification.
10.44.14.02.htm 10.44.14.02. 02 Definition.. For purposes of this chapter, "Board" means the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners..
10.44.14.03.htm 10.44.14.03. 03 Designation of Specialties.. The Board recognizes the following areas of dentistry as specialties:. A. Endodontics;. B. Oral surgery, also known as oral and maxillofacial surgery;. C. Oral pathology;. D. Orthodontics;. E. Pediatric dentistry;. F. Periodontics;. G. Prosthodontics;. H. Public health; and. I. Any area of specialty approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or its successor organization.
10.44.14.04.htm 10.44.14.04. 04 Qualifications for Identification.. A licensed dentist qualifies for identification as specialist by the Board if the dentist:. A. Has successfully completed a Board-approved specialty training program in that specialty; or. B. Before July 1, 1979, reasonably represented to the public that the dentist was a specialist in that specialty while limiting the dentist's practice to the specialty.
10.44.14.05.htm 10.44.14.05. 05 Application for Identification.. To apply for identification as a specialist, a licensed dentist shall submit to the Board:. A. An application on a form that the Board provides;. B. A fee as set forth in COMAR 10.44.20; and. C. Either evidence of having successfully completed a Board-approved specialty training program or a written statement, under oath, that sets forth the basis for the dentist's claim that, before July 1, 1979, the dentist reasonably represented to the
10.44.14.06.htm 10.44.14.06. 06 Roster of Specialists.. The Board shall maintain a roster of all licensed dentists identified as specialists in each of the specialties recognized by the Board.
10.44.14.07.htm 10.44.14.07. 07 List of Approved Programs.. The Board shall maintain a list of all specialty training programs it approves. The list shall be open to the public during the normal business hours of the Board.
10.44.14.08.htm 10.44.14.08. 08 Prohibition.. A. On or after July 1, 1985, a person may not represent to the public that the person is a dentist specializing in any specialty of dentistry or limiting the dentist's practice of dentistry to any specialty of dentistry unless the person is recognized by the Board as a specialist in that specialty.B. A person may not represent to the public that the person is a specialist in any area not approved by the Board.
10.44.14.09.htm 10.44.14.09. 09 Penalties for Violation.. Violation of these regulations constitutes unprofessional conduct and may result in disciplinary action as set forth in Health Occupations Article, §4-315, Annotated Code of Maryland.
10.44.14.9999.htm 10.44.14.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 28, 1985 (12:2 Md. R. 141). Regulation .03 amended effective June 26, 2000 (27:12 Md. R. 1141). Regulation .03E amended effective August 20, 1990 (17:16 Md. R. 1991). Regulation .05B amended effective November 20, 1994 (21:23 Md. R. 1954). Regulation .08 amended effective August 20, 1990 (17:16 Md. R. 1991).
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