Persons deemed to be practicing dentistry
- regulations regarding clinical practice of dentistry.
1.Any person shall be deemed to be practicing dentistry who:
(a)Uses words or any letters or title in connection with his or her name which in any way represents the person as engaged in the practice of dentistry, or any branch thereof;
(b)Advertises or permits to be advertised by any medium that the person can or will attempt to perform dental operations of any kind;
(c)Evaluates or diagnoses, professes to evaluate or diagnose or treats or professes to treat, surgically or nonsurgically, any of the diseases, disorders, conditions or lesions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body;
(e)Corrects malpositions of the teeth or jaws;
(f)Takes impressions of the teeth, mouth or gums, unless the person is authorized by the regulations of the Board to engage in such activities without being a licensed dentist;
(g)Examines a person for, or supplies artificial teeth as substitutes for natural teeth;
(h)Places in the mouth and adjusts or alters artificial teeth;
(i)Does any practice included in the clinical dental curricula of accredited dental colleges or a residency program for those colleges;
(j)Administers or prescribes such remedies, medicinal or otherwise, as are needed in the treatment of dental or oral diseases;
(k)Uses X-ray radiation or laser radiation for dental treatment or dental diagnostic purposes, unless the person is authorized by the regulations of the Board to engage in such activities without being a licensed dentist;
(1)Whether a particular treatment is necessary or advisable; or
(2)Which particular treatment is necessary or advisable; or
(m)Dispenses tooth whitening agents or undertakes to whiten or bleach teeth by any means or method, unless the person is:
(1)Dispensing or using a product that may be purchased over the counter for a person’s own use; or
(2)Authorized by the regulations of the Board to engage in such activities without being a licensed dentist.
2.Nothing in this section:
(a)Prevents a dental assistant, dental hygienist or qualified technician from making radiograms or X-ray exposures or using X-ray radiation or laser radiation for dental treatment or dental diagnostic purposes upon the direction of a licensed dentist.
(b)Prohibits the performance of mechanical work, on inanimate objects only, by any person employed in or operating a dental laboratory upon the written work authorization of a licensed dentist.
(c)Prevents students from performing dental procedures that are part of the curricula of an accredited dental school or college or an accredited school of dental hygiene or an accredited school of dental assisting.
(d)Prevents a licensed dentist or dental hygienist from another state or country from appearing as a clinician for demonstrating certain methods of technical procedures before a dental society or organization, convention or dental college or an accredited school of dental hygiene or an accredited school of dental assisting.
(e)Prohibits the manufacturing of artificial teeth upon receipt of a written authorization from a licensed dentist if the manufacturing does not require direct contact with the patient.
(f)Prohibits the following entities from owning or operating a dental office or clinic if the entity complies with the provisions of NRS 631.3452:
(1)A nonprofit corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of chapter 82 of NRS to provide dental services to rural areas and medically underserved populations of migrant or homeless persons or persons in rural communities pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 254b or 254c.
(2)A federally-qualified health center as defined in 42 U.S.C. § 1396d(l)(2)(B) operating in compliance with other applicable state and federal law.
(3)A nonprofit charitable corporation as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and determined by the Board to be providing dental services by volunteer licensed dentists at no charge or at a substantially reduced charge to populations with limited access to dental care.
(g)Prevents a person who is actively licensed as a dentist in another jurisdiction from treating a patient if:
(1)The patient has previously been treated by the dentist in the jurisdiction in which the dentist is licensed;
(2)The dentist treats the patient only during a course of continuing education involving live patients which:
(3)The dentist treats the patient only under the supervision of a person licensed pursuant to NRS 631.2715.
(h)Prohibits a person from providing goods or services for the support of the business of a dental practice, office or clinic owned or operated by a licensed dentist or any entity not prohibited from owning or operating a dental practice, office or clinic if the person does not:
(1)Provide such goods or services in exchange for payments based on a percentage or share of revenues or profits of the dental practice, office or clinic; or
(2)Exercise any authority or control over the clinical practice of dentistry.
3.The Board shall adopt regulations identifying activities that constitute the exercise of authority or control over the clinical practice of dentistry, including, without limitation, activities which:
(a)Exert authority or control over the clinical judgment of a licensed dentist; or
(b)Relieve a licensed dentist of responsibility for the clinical aspects of the dental practice.
Section 631.215 — Persons deemed to be practicing dentistry; regulations regarding clinical practice of dentistry.,