DE 13.02(3) (3) “Professional organization" means an organization that seeks to further the dental, dental hygiene, or medical professions, the interests of licensees engaged in those professions, and the public interests. “Professional organization" includes a study group, as defined in sub. (4).
DE 13.02(4) (4) “Study group" means a group of 2 or more dentists or dental hygienists who discuss continuing education topics relating to the practice of dentistry or medicine, or the clinical practice of dental hygiene, and that satisfies all of the following:
DE 13.02(4)(a) (a) Has been in existence as a group for at least one year.
DE 13.02(4)(b) (b) Meets face-to-face at least once each year to discuss issues.
DE 13.02(4)(c) (c) Has adopted by-laws governing the operation of the group.
DE 13.02 History History: CR 11-033: cr. Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12.
DE 13.03 DE 13.03Continuing education requirements for dentists.
DE 13.03(1)(1)Completion of continuing education credit hours. Except as provided under sub. (6), during the 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), Stats., a dentist shall complete 30 credit hours of continuing education related to the practice of dentistry or the practice of medicine. The 30 credit hours of continuing education shall include not less than 25 credit hours of instruction in clinical dentistry or clinical medicine.
DE 13.03(1m) (1m)Responsible prescribing controlled substances continuing education. The 30 credit hours of continuing education shall include 2 hours in the topic of responsible prescribing of controlled substances for the treatment of acute dental pain. This subsection applies to the bienniums ending in 2019 and 2021.
DE 13.03(2) (2)Credit for teaching or preparing a program. One hour of teaching or preparing a professional dental or medical program is equivalent to one credit hour of continuing education. A licensee who teaches or prepares a professional dental or medical program may obtain credit for the program only once during a biennium. Not more than 4 of the 30 hours may be from teaching.
DE 13.03(3) (3)Credit for college level courses. One credit hour of a college level course is equivalent to 6 credit hours of continuing education. A licensee may substitute credit hours of college level courses related to the practice of dentistry or medicine for the required continuing education credit hours.
DE 13.03(4) (4)Credit for distance education. The credit hours required under sub. (1) may be satisfied by independent study, correspondence, or internet programs or courses.
DE 13.03(5) (5)Credit for accredited residency training program. Active enrollment in an accredited post-doctoral dental residency training program for at least 12 months of the current licensure cycle will be accepted as meeting the required 30 credit hours of continuing education.
DE 13.03(6) (6)Exemption for new licensees. Subsection (1) does not apply to an applicant for renewal of a license that expires on the first renewal date after the date on which the applicant is licensed.
DE 13.03(7) (7)Certification statement. At the time of each renewal, each licensee shall sign a statement certifying that, within the 2 years immediately preceding the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), Stats., he or she has completed the continuing education credit hours required under sub. (1).
DE 13.03(8) (8)Failure to complete continuing education hours. A licensee who fails to complete the continuing education requirements by the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), Stats., shall not practice dentistry until his or her license is restored under s. DE 2.03 (5).
DE 13.03(9) (9)Time limits on obtaining credits. Credit hours completed before the 2-year period immediately preceding renewal of a license to practice dentistry may not be applied to fulfill the credit hours required under sub. (1).
DE 13.03(10) (10)Recordkeeping. Every licensee shall maintain a written record of the continuing education hours required under sub. (1) for not less than 6 years after completion of each credit.
DE 13.03(11) (11)Waiver of continuing education hours. The board may waive the continuing education requirements under sub. (1) if it finds that exceptional circumstances such as prolonged illness, disability, or other similar circumstances have prevented a licensee from meeting the requirements.
DE 13.03 History History: CR 11-033: cr. Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12; CR 17-044: cr. (1m), Register February 2018 No. 746 eff. 3-1-18.
DE 13.04 DE 13.04Continuing education requirements for dental hygienists.
DE 13.04(1) (1)Completion of continuing education credit hours. Except as provided in sub. (5), during the 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal date, a dental hygienist shall complete 12 credit hours of continuing education related to the clinical practice of dental hygiene or the practice of medicine. No more than 2 of the 12 credit hours may be satisfied by training related to basic life support or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Not less than 2 of the 12 credit hours shall include training in infection control.
DE 13.04(2) (2)Credit for teaching or preparing a program. One hour of teaching or preparing a professional dental or medical program is equivalent to one credit hour of continuing education. A licensee who teaches or prepares a professional dental or medical program may obtain credit for the program only once during a biennium.
DE 13.04(3) (3)Credit for college level courses. One credit hour of a college level course is equivalent to 6 credit hours of continuing education. A licensee may substitute credit hours of college level courses related to the practice of dental hygiene or the practice of medicine for the required continuing education credit hours.
DE 13.04(4) (4)Credit for distance education. The credit hours required under sub. (1) may be satisfied by independent study, correspondence, or internet programs or courses.
DE 13.04(5) (5)Exemption for new licensees. Subsection (1) does not apply to an applicant for renewal of a license that expires on the first renewal date after the date on which the applicant is licensed.
DE 13.04(6) (6)Certification statement. At the time of each renewal, each licensee shall sign a statement certifying that within the 2 years immediately preceding the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), Stats., he or she has completed the continuing education credit hours required under sub. (1).
DE 13.04(7) (7)Failure to complete continuing education hours. A licensee who fails to meet the continuing education requirements by the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), Stats., shall not practice dental hygiene until his or her license is restored under s. DE 2.03 (5).
DE 13.04(8) (8)Time limits on obtaining credits. Credit hours completed before the 2-year period immediately preceding renewal of a license to practice dental hygiene may not be applied to fulfill the credit hours required under sub. (1).
DE 13.04(9) (9)Recordkeeping. Every licensee shall maintain a written record of the continuing education hours required under sub. (1) for not less than 6 years after completion of each credit.
DE 13.04(10) (10)Waiver of continuing education hours. The board may waive the continuing education requirements under sub. (1) if it finds that exceptional circumstances such as prolonged illness, disability, or other similar circumstances have prevented a licensee from meeting the requirements.
DE 13.04 History History: CR 11-033: cr. Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12.
DE 13.05 DE 13.05Criteria for acceptance of continuing education programs.
DE 13.05(1)(1)Dentists. The board accepts continuing education programs for dentists that satisfy the following criteria:
DE 13.05(1)(a) (a) The subject matter of the continuing education program relates to the practice of dentistry or the practice of medicine.
DE 13.05(1)(b) (b) The continuing education program is one of the following:
DE 13.05(1)(b)1. 1. Sponsored or recognized by a local, state, regional, national, or international dental or medical professional organization.
DE 13.05(1)(b)2. 2. A college level course that is offered by a postsecondary institution accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation or a successor agency, or by another recognized accrediting body.
DE 13.05(1)(b)3. 3. A study group as specified in s. DE 13.02 (4).
DE 13.05(2) (2)Dental Hygienists. The board accepts continuing education programs for dental hygienists that satisfy the following criteria:
DE 13.05(2)(a) (a) The subject matter of the continuing education program relates to the clinical practice of dental hygiene or the practice of medicine.
DE 13.05(2)(b) (b) The continuing education program is one of the following:
DE 13.05(2)(b)1. 1. Sponsored or recognized by a local, state, regional, national, or international dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting, or medical related professional organization.
DE 13.05(2)(b)2. 2. A study group as specified in s. DE 13.02 (4).
DE 13.05 History History: CR 11-033: cr. Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12.
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