DENTISTRY EXAMINING BOARD
Dentistry examining board.
Expiration and renewal.
Delegation of remediable procedures and dental practices.
Identification of removable prosthetic devices.
Wisconsin Dental Association.
County and district dental societies.
Service insurance corporations for dental care.
Definitions applicable to indemnification and insurance provisions.
Determination of right to indemnification.
Allowance of expenses as incurred.
Dental society may limit indemnification.
Additional rights to indemnification and allowance of expenses.
Indemnification and allowance of expenses of employees and agents.
Reliance by directors or officers.
Consideration of interests in addition to members' interests.
Limited liability of directors and officers.
Ch. 447 Cross-reference
See definitions in s. 440.01
In this chapter:
"Accredited" means accredited by the American Dental Association commission on dental accreditation or its successor agency.
"Dental disease" means any pain, injury, deformity, physical illness or departure from complete dental health or the proper condition of the human oral cavity or any of its parts.
"Dental hygiene" means the performance of educational, preventive or therapeutic dental services. "Dental hygiene" includes any of the following:
Removing supragingival or subgingival calcareous deposits, subgingival cement or extrinsic stains from a natural or restored surface of or a fixed replacement for a human tooth.
Deep scaling or root planing a human tooth.
Conditioning a human tooth surface in preparation for the placement of a sealant and placing a sealant.
Conducting a substantive medical or dental history interview or preliminary examination of a dental patient's oral cavity or surrounding structures, including the preparation of a case history or recording of clinical findings.
Conducting an oral screening without the written prescription of a dentist.
Participating in the development of a dental patient's dental hygiene treatment plan.
"Dental hygiene student" means an individual who is enrolled in and in regular attendance at an accredited dental hygiene school.
"Dental hygienist" means an individual who practices dental hygiene.
"Dental student" means an individual who is enrolled in and in regular attendance at an accredited dental school.
"Dentist" means an individual who practices dentistry.
"Dentistry" means the examination, diagnosis, treatment, planning or care of conditions within the human oral cavity or its adjacent tissues and structures. "Dentistry" includes any of the following:
Examining into the fact, condition or cause of dental health or dental disease or applying principles or techniques of dental science in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of or prescription for any of the lesions, dental diseases, disorders or deficiencies of the human oral cavity, teeth, investing tissues, maxilla or mandible, or adjacent associated structures.
Extracting human teeth or correcting their malposition.
Directly or indirectly, by mail, carrier, person or any other method, furnishing, supplying, constructing, reproducing or repairing prosthetic dentures, bridges, appliances or other structures to be used or worn as substitutes for natural human teeth; or placing such substitutes in the mouth directly or indirectly or adjusting the same; or taking, making or giving advice or assistance or providing facilities for the taking or making of any impression, bite, cast or design preparatory to, or for the purpose of, or with a view to the making, producing, reproducing, constructing, fitting, furnishing, supplying, altering or repairing of any such prosthetic denture, bridge or appliance; or taking impressions for or fitting athletic mouthguards.
Administering anesthetics, either general or local, while performing or claiming to perform dental services.
Prescribing or administering drugs in the course of or incident to the rendition of dental services, or as part of a representation that dental services have been or will be rendered.
Engaging in any of the practices, techniques or procedures included in the curricula of accredited dental schools.
Penetrating, piercing or severing the tissues within the human oral cavity or adjacent associated structures. This paragraph does not apply to care or treatment rendered by a physician, as defined in s. 448.01 (5)
, acting within the scope of the practice of medicine and surgery, as defined in s. 448.01 (9)
Developing a treatment plan for a dental patient to treat, operate, prescribe or advise for the patient by any means or instrumentality. Nothing in this paragraph prohibits a dental hygienist from participating in the development of a dental patient's dental hygiene treatment plan.
"Examining board" means the dentistry examining board.
"Remediable procedures" means patient procedures that create changes within the oral cavity or surrounding structures that are reversible and do not involve any increased health risks to the patient.
"Written or oral prescription" means specific written or oral authorization by a dentist who is licensed to practice dentistry under this chapter to perform patient procedures according to a clearly defined treatment plan developed by the dentist.
History: 1989 a. 56
; 1989 a. 349
Dentistry examining board.