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HF 3356

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/03/2010 04:30pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 03/03/2010

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health occupations; modifying the definition of the practice of
dentistry; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 150A.05, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 150A.05, subdivision 1, is amended to

Subdivision 1.

Practice of dentistry.

A person shall be deemed to be practicing
dentistry within the meaning of sections 150A.01 to 150A.12:

(1) who uses a dental degree, or designation, or card, device, directory, sign, or other
media whereby the person represents an ability to diagnose, treat, prescribe, or operate for
any disease, pain, deformity, deficiency, injury, or physical condition of the human tooth,
teeth, alveolar process, gums or jaw, or adjacent or associated structures;

(2) who is a manager, proprietor, operator or conductor of a place where dental
operations are performed;

(3) who performs dental operations of any kind gratuitously, or for a fee, gift,
compensation or reward, paid or to be paid, to any person or agency;

(4) who uses a roentgen or X-ray machine for dental treatment, roentgenograms or
for dental diagnostic purposes;

(5) who extracts a human tooth or teeth, or corrects or attempts to correct
malpositions of the human teeth or jaws;

(6) who offers and undertakes, by any means or method, to diagnose, treat or remove
stains or accretions from human teeth or jaws;

(7) who takes impressions of the human tooth, teeth, or jaws or performs any phase
of any operation incident to the replacement of a part of a tooth, a tooth, teeth or associated
tissues by means of a filling, a crown, a bridge, a denture or other appliance;

(8) who furnishes, supplies, constructs, reproduces, repairs, or offers to furnish,
supply, construct, reproduce or repair prosthetic dentures or plates, bridges or other
substitutes for natural teeth, to the user or prospective user thereof; deleted text beginor
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(9) who performs any clinical operation included in the curricula of recognized
dental schools and collegesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
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new text begin (10) who dispenses tooth whitening agents or undertakes to whiten or bleach teeth
by any means or method, unless the person is:
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new text begin (i) dispensing or using a product that may be purchased over the counter for a
person's own use; or
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new text begin (ii) authorized by the board to engage in such activities without being a licensed
new text end