"Dental laboratory" means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, or business entity engaged in the manufacture or repair of dental prosthetic appliances. This definition does not include a dental laboratory that is physically located within a dental practice if the dental prosthetic appliances are manufactured or repaired for the exclusive use of the dentist or dentists within the dental practice.
"Material content notice" means a notice that contains the complete material content information of a dental prosthetic appliance, including whether United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant materials were used. The notice must be provided in a manner that can be easily entered into a patient record.
"Work authorization" means a written instrument by which a dental laboratory subcontracts to another dental laboratory all or part of the manufacture or repair of a dental prosthetic appliance authorized by a work order by a licensed dentist.
"Work order" means a written instrument prescribed by a licensed dentist directing a dental laboratory to manufacture or repair a dental prosthetic appliance for an individual patient.