As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings. [1977, c. 484, §2 (NEW).]
1. Board. "Board" means the Board of Dental Examiners.
[ 1977, c. 484, §2 (NEW) .]
1-A. Denture. "Denture" means any removable full or partial upper or lower prosthetic dental appliance to be worn in the human mouth to replace any missing natural teeth.
[ 2009, c. 227, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Denturist. "Denturist" means a person engaging in the practice of denturism.
[ 1995, c. 590, §3 (AMD) .]
3. Practice of denturism. "Practice of denturism" means only:
A. The taking of denture impressions and bite registration for the purpose of or with a view to the making, producing, reproducing, construction, finishing, supplying, altering or repairing of a denture to be fitted to an edentulous or partially edentulous arch or arches; [2009, c. 227, §2 (AMD).]
B. The fitting of a denture to an edentulous or partially edentulous arch or arches, including the making, producing, reproducing, constructing, finishing, supplying, altering and repairing of dentures, without performing alteration to natural or reconstructed tooth structure. A denturist may perform clinical procedures related to the fabrication of a removable tooth-borne partial denture, including cast frameworks; [2015, c. 155, §5 (AMD).]
C. The procedures incidental to the procedures specified in paragraphs A and B, as defined by the board; and [2015, c. 155, §6 (AMD).]
D. The making, placing, constructing, altering, reproducing or repairing of nonorthodontic removable sports mouth guards and the provision of teeth whitening services, including fabricating whitening trays, providing whitening solutions determined to be safe for public use and providing any required follow-up care and instructions for use of the trays and solutions at home. [2015, c. 155, §7 (NEW).]
[ 2015, c. 155, §§5-7 (AMD) .]
1977, c. 484, §2 (NEW). 1981, c. 440, §16 (AMD). 1993, c. 600, §A88 (AMD). 1995, c. 590, §§3,4 (AMD). 2009, c. 227, §§1-3 (AMD). 2013, c. 83, §1 (AMD). 2015, c. 155, §§5-7 (AMD).