|(a) A dentist shall not independently diagnose obstructive
sleep apnea (OSA). A dentist may fabricate an oral appliance for treatment
of OSA only in collaboration with a licensed physician. A dentist
shall be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the oral appliance
to ensure the patient's dental health, while the physician should
be responsible for monitoring the patient's medical condition.
(b) A dentist who treats OSA, as described above, shall
complete, during the first year of treating OSA, 12 hours of minimum
basic education in sleep-disordered breathing from an educational
venue (a combination of didactic and clinical education). For each
subsequent year that a dentist treats OSA, the dentist shall compete
3 hours of education in sleep-disordered breathing.
(c) A dentist treating a patient for OSA shall comply
with the Dental Practice Act and Board Rules, including but not limited
to provisions related to fair dealing, standard of care, records,
and business promotion.
(d) A dentist shall maintain records as required by
the Dental Practice Act and Board Rules including, but not limited
to records related to treatment planning, recommendations and options,
informed consent, consultations and recommended referrals, and post