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RULE §101.1General Qualifications for Licensure
Historical Texas Register

(a) Any person desiring to practice dentistry in the State of Texas must possess a license issued by the State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) as required by the Dental Practice Act and Board rules.

(b) Any applicant for licensure under this chapter must meet the requirements of this section.

(c) To be eligible for licensure, an applicant must present on or accompanying a licensure application form approved by the Board proof satisfactory to the Board that the applicant:

  (1) Is at least 21 years of age;

  (2) Is professionally fit, which is demonstrated by patterns of personal, academic and occupational behaviors, including final or pending disciplinary action on an occupational license in any jurisdiction, which, in the judgment of the Board, indicate honesty, accountability, trustworthiness, reliability, integrity, and ability;

  (3) Has successfully completed a current course in basic life support;

  (4) Has taken and passed the jurisprudence assessment administered by the Board or an entity designated by the Board within one year immediately prior to application;

  (5) Has paid all application fees required by the Dental Practice Act and Board rules; and

  (6) Has submitted fingerprints for the retrieval of criminal history record information.

(d) In conjunction with the application, the applicant must provide any information requested by the Board pursuant to §254.019(b) of the Dental Practice Act. If an applicant fails to comply with this subsection, then the applicant is subject to disciplinary action, which includes administrative fines and public disciplinary sanctions.

(e) Applications for licensure must be delivered to the office of the Board.

(f) An application for licensure is filed with the Board when it is actually received, date-stamped, and logged-in by the Board along with all required documentation and fees. An incomplete application for licensure and fee will be returned to the applicant with an explanation of additional documentation or information needed.

(g) Each applicant must submit to the Board the documents and information required by this chapter and other documents or information requested by the Board to evaluate an application and take appropriate actions.

(h) An applicant for licensure is ineligible if they are in violation of a board order at the time of application.

Source Note: The provisions of this §101.1 adopted to be effective January 1, 1976; amended to be effective February 6, 1977, 2 TexReg 248; amended to be effective March 9, 1984, 9 TexReg 1216; amended to be effective September 6, 1991, 16 TexReg 4619; amended to be effective February 20, 1992, 17 TexReg 1089; amended to be effective December 24, 1992, 17 TexReg 8729; amended to be effective April 21, 1993, 18 TexReg 2300; amended to be effective June 2, 1993, 18 TexReg 3277; amended to be effective December 14, 1993, 18 TexReg 8901; amended to be effective December 3, 1997, 22 TexReg 11672; amended to be effective May 10, 2004, 29 TexReg 4473; amended to be effective October7,2009, 34 TexReg 6849; amended to be effective December 22, 2010, 35 TexReg 11253; amended to be effective May 29, 2013, 38 TexReg 3344; amended to be effective August 25, 2013, 38 TexReg 5261; amended to be effective April 2, 2014, 39 TexReg 2288; amended to be effective December 28, 2014, 39 TexReg 10013; amended to be effective May 10, 2018, 43 TexReg2772

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