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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 012 : Dentists, Dental Therapists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants

Subchapter 002 : Board of Dental Examiners

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 582)
  • § 582. Authority of the Board

    In addition to any other provisions of law, the Board shall have the authority to:

    (1) provide general information to applicants;

    (2) explain complaint and appeal procedures to applicants, licensees, registrants, and the public;

    (3) adopt rules pursuant to the Vermont Administrative Procedure Act:

    (A) as necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter;

    (B) relating to qualifications of applicants, examinations, and granting and renewal of licenses and registrations;

    (C) relating to the granting or renewal of a license to those who do not meet active practice requirements;

    (D) setting standards for the continuing education of persons licensed or registered under this chapter;

    (E) establishing requirements for licensing dental hygienists with five years of regulated practice experience;

    (F) setting educational standards and standards of practice for the administration of anesthetics in the dental office;

    (G) for the administration of local anesthetics by dental hygienists, including minimum education requirements and procedures for administration of local anesthetics;

    (H) setting guidelines for general supervision of dental hygienists, to be known as “public-health hygienists,” who may perform tasks in the settings set forth in section 624 of this chapter; and

    (I) prescribing minimum educational, training, experience, and supervision requirements and professional standards necessary for practice pursuant to this chapter as a dental assistant; and

    (4) undertake any other actions or procedures specified in, required by, or appropriate to carry out the provisions of this chapter. (Added 2011, No. 116 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; amended 2019, No. 30, § 10.)