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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )
  

CHAPTER 4. Dentistry [1600 - 1976]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 415. )
  

ARTICLE 2.5. Special Permits [1640 - 1642]
  ( Article 2.5 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 928. )

  
1640.3.  

The board may issue a special permit to a dentist who does not meet the eligibility requirements pursuant to Section 1640 if he or she provides evidence of compliance with the following requirements to the board:

(a) A dentist shall satisfy either of the following conditions:

(1) The dentist’s expertise or skill is in a specialty area of dental practice approved by the American Dental Association and recognized by the board, and the board has received verification, in writing, from the dean of the dental school where a contract is pending, that the addition of this dentist to the faculty will benefit the students and the dental program.

(2)  Verification, in writing, from the dean of the dental school where a contract is pending, that the addition of this general dentist to the faculty will benefit the students and the dental program.

(b) A complete transcript of academic and clinical dental school records of the applicant is provided to the board.

(c) A legible, true copy of the dental diploma or dental degree conferred upon the applicant is provided to the board.

(d) A copy of the applicant’s valid dental license is provided to the board.

(e)  Satisfactory evidence of possessing a pending contract with a California dental college approved by the board as a full-time professor, associate professor, or as an assistant professor.

(f)  Satisfactory evidence that the applicant’s credentials were presented to the school’s faculty credentialing committee or similar faculty review committee and the dean of the dental school provides written acknowledgment that the applicant is an essential addition to the school’s faculty and strongly recommends to the dean that the applicant be offered an employment contract.

(g) The number of special permits issued by the board under paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) is no more than five permits per dental school. The number of special permits issued by the board under paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) is no more than five permits per dental school.

(h) The board is furnished with satisfactory evidence that the applicant has successfully completed an examination in California law and ethics developed and administered by the board.

(i) A fee for the application is paid as provided by this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 534, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2006.)