Requirements to obtain a Temporary Certificate for Dentists Practicing in State and County Government Facilities can be found in s. 466.025, Florida Statutes and Rule 64B5-7.0035, Florida Administrative Code and include:
- Graduation from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association
- Proof of current CPR certification.
The facility at which the unlicensed dentist intends to practice shall provide to the board office the name(s) and license number(s) of the licensed dentist(s) under whose supervision the certificate holder shall work.
Each state or county facility at which an unlicensed dentist practices dentistry shall inform the Board office of the termination or transfer of the temporary certificate holder. Such notice shall be in writing and within 30 days of termination or transfer of the certificate holder.
Each certificate holder shall complete, no later than upon first renewal, a Board-approved course on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pertinent to the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene.
A temporary certificate shall be canceled by the Board upon the unlicensed dentist being terminated from employment by a state or county government facility or upon a finding by the Board that the temporary certificate holder has violated any provision of Section 466.027 or 466.028, F.S., or has failed the Florida dental licensure examination.
Health Care Fraud; Disqualification for License, Certificate, or Registration
Effective July 1, 2012, section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, provides that health care boards or the department shall refuse to issue a license, certificate or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the applicant:
1. Has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, a felony under Chapter 409, F.S., (relating to social and economic assistance), Chapter 817, F.S., (relating to fraudulent practices), Chapter 893, F.S., (relating to drug abuse prevention and control) or a similar felony offense(s) in another state or jurisdiction unless the candidate or applicant has successfully completed a drug court program for that felony and provides proof that the plea has been withdrawn or the charges have been dismissed. Any such conviction or plea shall exclude the applicant or candidate from licensure, examination, certification, or registration, unless the sentence and any subsequent period of probation for such conviction or plea ended:
- For the felonies of the first or second degree, more than 15 years from the date of the plea, sentence and completion of any subsequent probation;
- For the felonies of the third degree, more than 10 years from the date of the plea, sentence and completion of any subsequent probation;
- For the felonies of the third degree under section 893.13(6)(a), F.S., more than five years from the date of the plea, sentence and completion of any subsequent probation;
2. Has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, a felony under 21 U.S.C. ss. 801-970 (relating to controlled substances) or 42 U.S.C. ss. 1395-1396 (relating to public health, welfare, Medicare and Medicaid issues), unless the sentence and any subsequent period of probation for such conviction or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the date of the application;
3. Has been terminated for cause from the Florida Medicaid program pursuant to section 409.913, F.S., unless the candidate or applicant has been in good standing with the Florida Medicaid program for the most recent five years;
4. Has been terminated for cause, pursuant to the appeals procedures established by the state or Federal Government, from any other state Medicaid program, unless the candidate or applicant has been in good standing with a state Medicaid program for the most recent five years and the termination occurred at least 20 years before the date of the application;
5. Is currently listed on the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals and Entities.
The state or county government facility employing the individual must submit the following:
- Signed application form
- Name, address and license number of licensed dentist providing general supervision
- Copy of diploma or official transcripts from a college of dentistry accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation
- Current CPR card at basic life support level
Submit your application and supporting documentation to the following address:Department of Health
Medical Quality Assurance
Board of Dentistry
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #CO4
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3258
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Florida Administrative Code
Rule 64B5-7: Dental Practice Permits
Note: Before practicing dentistry in Florida, read Chapter 456 and Chapter 466, Florida Statutes (F. S.) and Rule Chapter 64B5, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C). You must know and comply with the laws and rules as they pertain to your professional practice. Laws and rules are subject to change at any time. For updated information refer to the following web-sites www.leg.state.fl.us (Florida Statutes) and www.flrules.org/default.asp (Florida Administrative Code).