State Laws and Regulations

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State Statutes Regulations
Alabama https://www.dentalboard.org/ http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/docs/den/index.html
Alaska https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/DentalStatutes.pdf https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/DentalStatutes.pdf
Arkansas http://www.asbde.org/Websites/dental/images/Dental Practice Act – March 2017.pdf http://www.asbde.org/Websites/dental/images/Dental Practice Act – March 2017.pdf
Arizona https://dentalboard.az.gov/sites/default/files/Web_Laws_2018-01-01.pdf https://dentalboard.az.gov/sites/default/files/Web%202017-02%20Rules.pdf
California http://www.dbc.ca.gov/lawsregs/laws.shtml https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/Browse/Home/California/CaliforniaCodeofRegulations?guid=I79C6DF80D48C11DEBC02831C6D6C108E&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)
Colorado https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-K5DhxXxJZbOUFWejJVSTFyN3c/view https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzKoVwvexVATejBPM0U3TFl6czA/view
Connecticut https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/Chap_379.htm http://www.portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Hearing-Office/Connecticut-State-Dental-Commission/Connecticut-State-Dental-Commission
Delaware http://delcode.delaware.gov/title24/c011/sc01/index.shtml http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/1100.shtml
D.C. https://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/HORA%20-%20Health%20Occupations%20Revision%20Act%20%282014%29%20-%20as%20of%20Jan%202015_2.pdf

https://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/Dentistry_DC_Municipal_Regulations_for_Dentistry.pdf

https://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/Dental%20Hygiene%20Regulations.pdf

https://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/dental_assistant_regulations%20July%2012_2013.pdf  

Florida http://floridasdentistry.gov/Forms/laws-and-rules-dentistry.pdf http://floridasdentistry.gov/Forms/laws-and-rules-dentistry.pdf
Georgia https://advance.lexis.com/container?config=00JAAzZDgzNzU2ZC05MDA0LTRmMDItYjkzMS0xOGY3MjE3OWNlODIKAFBvZENhdGFsb2fcIFfJnJ2IC8XZi1AYM4Ne&crid=2851f4a0-8ed6-4922-a0c0-cd09a8aef4ea&prid=5471ea03-022d-4fd9-996b-30338b7f372f
***Begins w/ Title 43, Chapter 11
http://rules.sos.ga.gov/gac/150
Hawaii http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/dentist/statute_rules/ http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/dentist/statute_rules/
Idaho https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title54/T54CH9/ https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/19/190101.pdf
Illinois http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1296&ChapAct=225%26nbsp%3BILCS%26nbsp%3B25%2F&ChapterID=24&ChapterName=PROFESSIONS+AND+OCCUPATIONS&ActName=Illinois+Dental+Practice+Act. http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/06801220sections.html
Indiana http://www.in.gov/pla/2404.htm http://www.in.gov/pla/2404.htm
Iowa https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/code/153.pdf https://www.legis.iowa.gov/law/administrativeRules/chapters?agency=650&pubDate=12-06-2017
Kansas https://www.dental.ks.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kansas-dental-practices-act-(pdf).pdf?sfvrsn=0 https://www.dental.ks.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kansas-dental-practices-act-(pdf).pdf?sfvrsn=0
Kentucky http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statutes/chapter.aspx?id=38806 https://dentistry.ky.gov/About-Us/Pages/Statutes-Regulations.aspx
Louisiana http://www.lsbd.org/applications/DentalPracticeAct.pdf http://www.lsbd.org/applications/46v33.pdf
Maine http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/32/title32ch143sec0.html http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/02/chaps02.htm – 313
Maryland https://health.maryland.gov/dental/Pages/stats_and_regs.aspx http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/subtitle_chapters/10_Chapters.aspx – Subtitle44
Massachusetts

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXV/Chapter94C

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXVI/Chapter112  

https://www.mass.gov/lists/234-cmr  
Michigan http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(tbnxefoxj2zw5rpthpbdc4au))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-368-1978-15-166 http://dmbinternet.state.mi.us/DMB/ORRDocs/AdminCode/1599_2015-090LR_AdminCode.pdf
Minnesota https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=150A https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=3100
Mississippi http://www.dentalboard.ms.gov/msbde/msbde.nsf/webpages/Laws_PracticeAct?OpenDocument http://www.dentalboard.ms.gov/msbde/msbde.nsf/webpages/Laws_RegsAdopted?OpenDocument
Missouri http://revisor.mo.gov/main/ViewChapter.aspx?chapter=332 https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/20csr/20c2110-2.pdf
Montana http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/37_4.htm http://www.mtrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp?Chapter=24.138
Nebraska http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Dentist.aspx

http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Dentist.aspx

***Begins w/ Chapter 53

Nevada https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-631.html

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/nac-631.html

http://dental.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dentalnvgov/content/Home/Features/Legislative%20Adopted%20Regulation%20LCB%20NO-RO2014.pdf

http://dental.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dentalnvgov/content/About/ADOPTED%20LCB%20NO_R119-15.pdf  

New Hampshire http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-XXX-317-A.htm

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/den.html

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/dental/laws-rules.htm  

New Jersey http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/Statutes/dentistrylaw.pdf   http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-30-New-Jersey-Board-of-Dentistry.pdf  
New Mexico http://www.rld.state.nm.us/uploads/files/Complete%20Rules%20and%20Statutes%203-25-17(1).pdf   http://164.64.110.134/nmac/T16C005  
New York http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm  

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part52-dent.htm

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm  

North Carolina

https://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByArticle/Chapter_90/Article_2.html

https://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByArticle/Chapter_90/Article_16.html  

http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac.asp?folderName=\Title%2021%20-%20Occupational%20Licensing%20Boards%20and%20Commissions\Chapter%2016%20-%20Dental%20Examiners  
North Dakota

http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t43c28.pdf?20130906111204

http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t43c20.pdf?20130906110837  

http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/acdata/html/Title20.html  
Ohio http://www.dental.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Laws%20and%20Rules/2017%20DPA%20-%20Current%20Linked.pdf?ver=2017-01-27-122848-663  

http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4715

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4715  

Oklahoma https://www.ok.gov/dentistry/documents/Oklahoma%20Statutes%20Dental%20Act%202017.pdf   https://www.ok.gov/dentistry/documents/2010%20Dental%20Rules%20and%20Regulations.pdf  
Oregon

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors679.html

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors680.html  

https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayChapterRules.action?selectedChapter=133  
Pennsylvania http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Dentistry/Documents/Applications%20and%20Forms/Non-Application%20Documents/DentM%20-%20Dental%20Act%2010-10.pdf   https://www.pacode.com/secure/data/049/chapter33/chap33toc.html  
Rhode Island http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE5/5-31.1/INDEX.HTM   http://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/released/pdf/DOH/9055.pdf  
South Carolina http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t40c015.php   http://www.scstatehouse.gov/coderegs/Chapter%2039.pdf  
South Dakota http://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=36-6a   http://sdlegislature.gov/Rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=20:43&Type=All&cookieCheck=true  
Tennessee https://advance.lexis.com/container?config=014CJAA5ZGVhZjA3NS02MmMzLTRlZWQtOGJjNC00YzQ1MmZlNzc2YWYKAFBvZENhdGFsb2e9zYpNUjTRaIWVfyrur9ud&crid=13fa8840-3577-420d-8144-0e16d8825a1b
***Begins w/ Title 63 Chapter 5
http://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/0460/0460.htm  
Texas http://tsbde.texas.gov   http://tsbde.texas.gov/laws-rules/  
Utah https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title58/Chapter69/58-69.html   http://dopl.utah.gov/laws/R156-69.pdf  
Vermont https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/26/012 https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/123083/Final-Rules-January-15-2010.htm  
Virginia https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/dentistry/dentistry_laws_regs.htm#law   http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/dentistry/dentistry_laws_regs.htm#reg  
Washington https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/Dentist/Laws   https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/Dentist/Laws  
West Virginia https://wvbodprod.glsuite.us/GLSuiteWeb/Clients/WVBOD/StaticFiles/pdf/Laws/30-4.pdf   https://wvbodprod.glsuite.us/GLSuiteWeb/Clients/WVBOD/StaticFiles/LawsAndRules.aspx  
Wisconsin https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/447.pdf   https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/RulesStatutes/DE.aspx  
Wyoming https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzbn-PHKrODrZFAxT1pNRzVidFU/view   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz2skzGI_R0aRlhQNUxubHFsOE0/view