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150A.01 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Applicability. As used in sections 150A.01 to 150A.12, the following terms shall have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2. Board. "Board" means the State Board of Dentistry.

Subd. 3. Dental technician. "Dental technician" means a person performing acts authorized under section 150A.10, subdivision 3.

Subd. 4. Dental hygienist. "Dental hygienist" means a person licensed pursuant to sections 150A.01 to 150A.12 to perform the services authorized pursuant to section 150A.10, subdivision 1, or any other services authorized by sections 150A.01 to 150A.12.

Subd. 5. Dental assistant. "Dental assistant" means a person performing acts authorized under section 150A.10, subdivision 2.

Subd. 6. Dentist. "Dentist" means a dentist licensed pursuant to sections 150A.01 to 150A.12.

Subd. 6a. Faculty dentist. "Faculty dentist" means a person who is licensed to practice dentistry as a faculty member of a school of dentistry.

Subd. 7. Person. "Person" includes an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity.

Subd. 8. Registered dental assistant. "Registered dental assistant" means a person registered pursuant to section 150A.06.

Subd. 8a. Resident dentist. "Resident dentist" means a person who is licensed to practice dentistry as an enrolled graduate student or student of an advanced education program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation.

Subd. 9. State. "State," when used in reference to a state other than Minnesota, means any other state of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

HIST: 1969 c 974 s 1; 1976 c 263 s 1; 1983 c 70 s 2; 1993 c 84 s 1,2