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RULE §101.5Staggered Dental Registrations

(a) The Board, pursuant to the Occupations Code, Chapter 257, §257.001, Texas Civil Statutes has established a staggered license registration system comprised of initial dental license registration periods followed by biennial registrations (i.e., renewals).

(b) The initial, staggered dental license registration periods will range from 18 months to 30 months. The length of the initial license registration period will be determined by the licensee's birth month, but will be no less than 18 months. The expiration of the initial license will be based on the licensee's birth month. Initial dental license fees will be prorated according to the number of months of the initial license period.

(c) Prior to the expiration date of the initial dental license registration period, a license renewal notice will be mailed to all dental licensees who have that expiration date.

(d) A license registration expired for one year or more may not be renewed.

(e) An initial license expires on the 30th day after the date the license is issued if the holder of the license fails to pay the required license fee on or before that date.

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

Source Note: The provisions of this §101.5 adopted to be effective May 10, 2004, 29 TexReg 4473; amended to be effective February 2, 2010, 35 TexReg 629; 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 2289; amended to be effective May 10, 2018, 43 TexReg 2772

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