Businesses and Professions
Dentists and Dental Hygienists
R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-31.1-23
§ 5-31.1-23. Limited registration — Academic faculty — Fees.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, a dentist of noteworthy and recognized professional attainment, who is a clearly outstanding dentist and who has been offered by the dean of a medical school, dental school, or school of dental hygiene in this state a full-time academic appointment, is eligible for a limited registration while serving on the academic staff of the medical school, dental school, or school of dental hygiene. Upon recommendation of the dean of an accredited school of medicine, dentistry, or school of dental hygiene in this state, the board in its discretion, after being satisfied that the applicant is a graduate of a foreign dental school and a person of professional rank whose knowledge and special training will benefit that medical school, dental school, or school of dental hygiene may issue to that dentist a limited registration to engage in the practice of dentistry to the extent that the practice is incidental to a necessary part of his or her academic appointment and then only in the hospital or hospitals and outpatient clinics connected with the medical school, dental school, or school of dental hygiene.
(b) Except to the extent authorized by this section, the registrant shall not engage in the practice of dentistry or receive compensation for it, unless he or she is issued a license to practice dentistry in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The registration is valid for a period of not more than one year expiring on the 30th day of June following its initial effective date but may be renewed annually. The registration shall automatically expire when the holder's relationship with the medical school, dental school, or school of dental hygiene is terminated.
(c) The application fee for the registration authorized and for initial annual renewal under this section is as set forth in § 23-1-54. Subsequently, fees are as promulgated by the director.
History of Section.
P.L. 1987, ch. 358, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 14, § 6; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 5; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 5.