Georgia Board of Dentistry

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Notice of Public Hearing: Supervision of Dental Hygienists, Advertising, and Conscious Sedation Permits

The Georgia Board of Dentistry shall hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the rules attached below at its meeting on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 10:00 AM via conference call at the Department of Community Health, 2 Peachtree Street NW, 6th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Download this pdf file. NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND 150-10-.01 Fraudulent, Misleading, or Deceptive Advertising_07.06.21 - Posted 07/07/21

Download this pdf file. NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND 150-13-.01 Conscious Sedation Permits_07.06.21 - Posted 07/07/21

Download this pdf file. NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND 150-5-.03 Supervision of Dental Hygienists_07.06.21 - Posted  07/07/21

EXECUTIVE ORDER RE: REGIONAL CLINICAL EXAMINATION FOR DENTISTS

On May 6, 2021, Governor Kemp signed Download this pdf file. Executive Order 05.07.21.01 which temporarily suspends Board Rule 150-3-.01 and Emergency Rule 150-3-0.2-.11 to the extent necessary to allow dental license applicants to submit results from CRDTS or ADEX manikin-based typodont​ examinations taken on or after January 1, 2021.  This executive order will expire when the Public Health State of Emergency is terminated or ceases to be renewed. 

Board Opinion on COVID-19 Testing

At the November 6, 2020 Board of Dentistry meeting, the Board discussed dentists, as healthcare practitioners, performing COVID-19 testing in office.  The Board is of the opinion that COVID-19 testing does fall within the scope of practice for a dentist.

Temporary Continuing Education Policy for 2020-2021

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Board of Dentistry has elected to adopt this temporary continuing education policy for the 2020-2 021 biennium only.  Board Rules 150-3-.09 and 150-5-.05 still apply, however, in lieu of the 50% of credit hours that are required to be "in person at an on-site course or seminar," the Board will accept "live, instructor-led virtual courses or seminars." 

Please be aware that pre-recorded courses, replay courses, and courses classified as self-instruction do not qualify as live, instructor-led virtual courses or seminars and will not be accepted for the credit hours required to be on-site.

UPDATE: A webinar style pre-recorded course that is offered at a designated time (not at the participants' leisure) with the speaker on live to engage in conversation and Q&A, will be considered for live credit if the certificate of completion states that the webinar contained both live and pre-recorded portions and the speaker attests that he/she was on the webinar live for the entire course. 

UPDATE: The Board continues to require CPR certification and re-certification be completed in-person, with no exceptions. - Posted 03/04/21