447.04(1m)(d) (d) Submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that he or she has passed a national board dental therapy examination and a dental therapy clinical examination administered by a regional testing service that has been approved by the examining board to administer clinical examinations for dental professionals. If a national board examination or a regional testing service examination for dental therapy does not exist, the examining board shall accept evidence of passing an alternative examination administered by another entity or testing service that is approved by the examining board.
447.04(1m)(e) (e) Passes an examination administered by the examining board on the statutes and rules relating to dental therapy.
447.04(1m)(f) (f) Submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that he or she has current proficiency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction.
447.04(1m)(g) (g) If the individual was licensed or is currently licensed in another state or territory of the United States or in another country, the individual submits information related to his or her licensure in other jurisdictions as required by the examining board.
447.04(1m)(h) (h) Completes any other requirements established by the examining board by rule that are comparable to and no more restrictive than the requirements established by the board for dentists under sub. (1) (a) 6. and dental hygienists under sub. (2) (a) 6.
447.04(2) (2) Dental hygienists.
447.04(2)(a)(a) The examining board shall grant a license to practice dental hygiene to an individual who does all of the following:
447.04(2)(a)1. 1. Submits an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department.
447.04(2)(a)2. 2. Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
447.04(2)(a)3. 3. Submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that he or she has graduated from an accredited dental hygiene school.
447.04(2)(a)4. 4. Submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that he or she has passed the national dental hygiene examination and the examination of a dental hygiene testing service approved by the examining board.
447.04(2)(a)5. 5. Passes an examination administered by the examining board on the statutes and rules relating to dental hygiene.
447.04(2)(a)5m. 5m. Submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that he or she has current proficiency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction.
447.04(2)(a)6. 6. Completes any other requirements established by the examining board by rule.
447.04(2)(b) (b) The examining board may grant a license to practice dental hygiene to an individual who is licensed in good standing to practice dental hygiene in another state or territory of the United States or in another country if the applicant complies with all of the following requirements:
447.04(2)(b)1. 1. Meets the requirements for licensure established by the examining board by rule.
447.04(2)(b)2. 2. Submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that the person has current proficiency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education qualified to provide such instruction. The examining board shall consult with the department of health services to determine whether an individual, organization, or institution of higher education is qualified to provide instruction under this subdivision.
447.04(2)(b)3. 3. Presents the license to the examining board and pays the fee specified under s. 440.05 (2).
447.04(2)(bm) (bm) The examining board shall grant a compact privilege to practice dental hygiene to an individual who does all of the following:
447.04(2)(bm)1. 1. Submits an application for the compact privilege to the department on a form provided by the department.
447.04(2)(bm)2. 2. Pays the applicable fee specified in s. 447.51 (2).
447.04(2)(bm)3. 3. Passes an examination administered by the examining board on the statutes and rules relating to dental hygiene.
447.04(2)(bm)4. 4. Satisfies all other applicable requirements under s. 447.50 (4).
447.04(2)(c)1.1. The examining board shall grant a certificate to administer local anesthesia to a dental hygienist who is licensed under par. (a) or (b), and who submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that he or she satisfies the educational requirements established in rules promulgated under s. 447.02 (2) (e).
447.04(2)(c)2. 2. No fee may be charged for a certificate granted under subd. 1. A certificate granted under subd. 1. remains in effect while the dental hygienist's license granted under par. (a) or (b) remains in effect unless the certificate is suspended or revoked by the examining board.
447.04(2)(d)1.1. The examining board shall grant a certificate to administer nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia to a dental hygienist who is licensed under par. (a) or (b) and who submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that he or she satisfies the educational requirements established in rules promulgated under s. 447.02 (2) (j), including by having satisfied substantially similar requirements in another state.
447.04(2)(d)2. 2. A certificate granted under subd. 1. remains in effect while the dental hygienist's license granted under par. (a) or (b) remains in effect unless the board suspends or revokes the certificate.
447.04(3) (3) Expanded function dental auxiliaries. The examining board shall grant a certification to practice as an expanded function dental auxiliary to an individual who does all of the following:
447.04(3)(a) (a) Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
447.04(3)(b) (b) Submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that he or she has completed the accredited instructional program required under s. 447.035 (3) (b) 2.
447.04(3)(c) (c) Submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that he or she has current proficiency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction.
447.04 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. DE 2, and 3 Wis. adm. code.
447.05 447.05 Expiration and renewal.
447.05(1)(1)
447.05(1)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), renewal applications shall be submitted to the department on a form provided by the department on or before the applicable renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a) and shall include the applicable renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
447.05(1)(b) (b) A certification to practice as an expanded function dental auxiliary granted under s. 447.04 (3) is permanent unless revoked and not subject to periodic renewal.
447.05(2) (2)The examining board may not renew a license to practice dentistry unless the applicant for renewal attests that he or she has complied with s. 447.056, that he or she has current proficiency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and that he or she has current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction.
447.05(2m) (2m)The examining board may not renew a license to practice dental therapy unless the applicant for renewal attests that he or she has complied with s. 447.057 and any rules promulgated under s. 447.057, that he or she has current proficiency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and that he or she has current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction.
447.05(3) (3)The examining board may not renew a license to practice dental hygiene unless the applicant for renewal attests that he or she has complied with s. 447.055 and any rules promulgated by the examining board under s. 447.055, that he or she has a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and that he or she has current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction.
447.055 447.055 Continuing education; dental hygienists.
447.055(1)(a)1.1. Except as provided in subs. (3) and (4), a person is not eligible for renewal of a license to practice dental hygiene, other than a permit issued under s. 447.02 (3), unless the person has taught, prepared, attended, or otherwise completed, during the 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), 12 credit hours of continuing education relating to the clinical practice of dental hygiene that is sponsored or recognized by a local, state, regional, national, or international dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting, or medical-related professional organization.
447.055(1)(a)2. 2. Notwithstanding subd. 1., the examining board may promulgate a rule requiring not more than 20 nor less than 12 credit hours of continuing education for eligibility for renewal of a license to practice dental hygiene.
447.055(1)(b) (b) Continuing education required under par. (a) may include training in all of the following:
447.055(1)(b)1. 1. Basic life support or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Not more than 2 of the credit hours required under par. (a) may be satisfied by such training.
447.055(1)(b)2. 2. Infection control. Not less than 2 of the credit hours required under par. (a) must be satisfied by such training.
447.055(1)(d) (d) The examining board may promulgate rules requiring that continuing education credit hours under par. (a) include courses in specific clinical subjects.
447.055(2) (2)The credit hours required under sub. (1) (a) may be satisfied by independent study, correspondence, or Internet programs or courses.
447.055(3) (3)Subsection (1) (a) does not apply to an applicant for renewal of a license that expires on the first renewal date after the date on which the examining board initially granted the license.
447.055(4) (4)A person may substitute credit hours of college level courses related to the practice of dental hygiene for the credit hours required under sub. (1) (a). For purposes of this subsection, one credit hour of a college level course is equivalent to 6 credit hours of continuing education.
447.055(5) (5)For purposes of sub. (1) (a), one hour of teaching or preparing a continuing education program is equivalent to one credit hour of continuing education, but a person who teaches or prepares a continuing education program may obtain credit for the program only once.
447.055(6) (6)The examining board may require applicants for renewal of a license to practice dental hygiene to submit proof of compliance with the requirements of this section.
447.056 447.056 Continuing education; dentists.
447.056(1)(1)Except as provided in subs. (2) to (4), a person is not eligible for renewal of a license to practice dentistry, other than a permit issued under s. 447.02 (3), unless the person has taught, attended, or otherwise completed, during the 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), 30 credit hours of continuing education related to the practice of dentistry or the practice of medicine, including not less than 25 credit hours of instruction in clinical dentistry or clinical medicine. Not more than 4 of the 30 hours may be from teaching. Continuing education does not satisfy the requirements under this subsection unless the continuing education is one of the following:
447.056(1)(a) (a) Sponsored or recognized by a local, state, regional, national, or international dental or medical professional organization.
447.056(1)(b) (b) 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.
447.056(2) (2)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 examining board initially granted the license.
447.056(3) (3)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).
447.056(4) (4)The examining 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 person licensed to practice dentistry from meeting the requirement.
447.056(5) (5)A person who is licensed to practice dentistry shall keep a written record detailing each continuing education credit completed in compliance with sub. (1) and shall maintain the written record for not less than 6 years after the person completes each credit. The examining board may require applicants for renewal of a license to practice dentistry to submit proof of compliance with the requirements of this section.
447.056 History History: 2007 a. 31; 2009 a. 10.
447.057 447.057 Continuing education; dental therapists.
447.057(1)(a) (a) Except as provided in subs. (3) and (4), a person is not eligible for renewal of a license to practice dental therapy, other than a permit issued under s. 447.02 (3), unless the person has taught, prepared, attended, or otherwise completed, during the 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), 12 credit hours of continuing education relating to the clinical practice of dental therapy that is sponsored or recognized by a local, state, regional, national, or international dental, dental therapy, dental hygiene, dental assisting, or medical-related professional organization.
447.057(1)(b) (b) Continuing education required under par. (a) may include training in all of the following:
447.057(1)(b)1. 1. Basic life support or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Not more than 2 of the credit hours required under par. (a) may be satisfied by such training.
447.057(1)(b)2. 2. Infection control. Not less than 2 of the credit hours required under par. (a) must be satisfied by such training.
447.057(1)(c) (c) After consultation with the department of health services, the examining board may promulgate rules requiring that continuing education credit hours under par. (a) include courses in specific clinical subjects.
447.057(2) (2)The credit hours required under sub. (1) (a) may be satisfied by independent study, correspondence, or Internet programs or courses.
447.057(3) (3)Subsection (1) (a) does not apply to an applicant for renewal of a license that expires on the first renewal date after the date on which the examining board initially granted the license.
447.057(4) (4)A person may substitute credit hours of college level courses related to the practice of dental therapy for the credit hours required under sub. (1) (a). For purposes of this subsection, one credit hour of a college level course is equivalent to 6 credit hours of continuing education.
447.057(5) (5)For purposes of sub. (1) (a), one hour of teaching or preparing a continuing education program is equivalent to one credit hour of continuing education, but a person who teaches or prepares a continuing education program may obtain credit for the program only once.
447.057(6) (6)The examining board may require applicants for renewal of a license to practice dental therapy to submit proof of compliance with the requirements of this section.
447.057 History History: 2023 a. 87.
447.058 447.058 Mobile dentistry program registration.
447.058(1)(1)Registration required. No person may own or operate a mobile dentistry program in this state unless the person is registered under this section. A person that wishes to own or operate more than one mobile dentistry program in this state shall apply for a separate registration under this section for each mobile dentistry program the person owns or operates.
447.058(2) (2) Registration.
447.058(2)(a)(a) The examining board may grant a registration under this section to a person who does all of the following:
447.058(2)(a)1. 1. Submits an application for registration to the department on a form provided by the department. The application shall include the person's name and tax identification number, the person's business address and telephone number, and any other information the department or the examining board requires.
447.058(2)(a)2. 2. Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
447.058(2)(a)3. 3. Satisfies any other requirements established by the examining board by rule.
447.058(2)(b) (b) A mobile dentistry program registrant shall submit an application for renewal, and the applicable renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a), to the department on a form provided by the department on or before the applicable renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a).
447.058 History History: 2013 a. 244.
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2021-22 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2023 Wis. Act 272 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on July 9, 2024. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 9, 2024, are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-9-24)