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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                         CHAPTER 29--H.F.No. 252
           An act relating to occupations and professions; 
          regulating the practice of dentistry; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1982, sections 150A.05, subdivision 
          2; and 150A.11, subdivision 1.  
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.05, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
AND OPERATIONS.] Sections 150A.01 to 150A.12 shall do not apply 
    (1) A duly licensed physician and surgeon unless he 
practices dentistry as a specialty; 
    (2) The practice of dentistry in any branch of the armed 
services of the United States, the United States public health 
service, or the United States veterans administration; 
    (3) Dental schools, colleges or schools of dental hygiene, 
or schools of dental assisting as now approved, or as may be 
approved, by the board of dentistry, and the practice of 
dentistry, dental hygiene, or dental assisting by students in 
dental schools or colleges, graduate dental programs of the 
University of Minnesota or the Mayo Foundation, schools of 
dental hygiene, or schools of dental assisting approved by the 
board, when acting under the direction and supervision of 
licensed dentists acting as instructors; 
    (4) The practice of dentistry by licensed dentists of other 
states or countries while appearing as clinicians under the 
auspices of a duly approved dental school or college, or a 
reputable dental society, or a reputable dental study club 
composed of dentists; 
    (5) The use of roentgens or other rays for making 
roentgenograms or similar records of dental or oral tissues in a 
hospital or under the supervision of a physician or dentist; 
    (6) The service, other than service performed directly upon 
the person of a patient, of constructing, altering, repairing, 
or duplicating any denture, partial denture, crown, bridge, 
splint, orthodontic, prosthetic, or other dental appliance, when 
performed pursuant according to a written work order from a 
licensed dentist in accordance with section 150A.10, subdivision 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.11, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [UNLAWFUL PRACTICE.] It shall be is 
unlawful for any person to:  enable an unlicensed person to 
practice dentistry; or to practice or attempt to practice 
dentistry without a license; or to practice dentistry under the 
name of a corporation or company; or to practice under any name 
that may tend to deceive the public or imply professional 
superiority to or greater skill than that possessed by another 
dentist.  If a dentist practices under his own name, any public 
display or cards shall include the initials of his dental 
degree, such as D.D.S. or D.M.D., following the name.  If a 
dentist practices under a name other than his own, the name 
shall include some designation which makes clear that the person 
is practicing dentistry or some a specialty thereof of 
dentistry; and that the names of all of the participating 
dentists practicing under the name be clearly identified on 
letterheads and building or office signs that display a name 
other than the dentist's own name.  Any communication between 
dentist and patient shall clearly indicate the name of the 
dentist treating the patient.  The board may promulgate rules 
regarding the name under which a dentist may practice.  No 
corporation shall practice dentistry or engage therein in it, or 
hold itself out as being entitled to practice dentistry, or 
furnish dental services or dentists, or advertise under or 
assume the title of dentists or dental surgeons or equivalent 
title.  No corporation shall furnish dental advice, or advertise 
or hold itself out with any other person or alone, that it has 
or owns a dental office or can furnish dental service, dentists, 
or dental surgeons, or solicit, through itself, or its agents, 
officers, employees, directors or trustees, dental patronage for 
any dentist or dental surgeon.  The provisions of This section: 
    (1) Shall Does not apply to any licensee while acting as an 
instructor in or under the University of Minnesota including, 
the Mayo graduate school of medicine Foundation, or any other 
school in the state recognized by the state board of dentistry; 
    (2) Shall Does not prohibit any dentist from incorporating 
his practice of dentistry for business purposes under the 
special provisions of a corporate practice act for dentistry; 
    (3) Shall not be construed to change or amend the right of 
licensed dentists to provide dental care under any form of 
organization that is now or hereafter lawful under the laws of 
this state, or to contract to sell their services in any manner 
that is now or hereafter lawful under the laws of this state. 
    Approved April 13, 1983

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