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65-1423.Act inapplicable to certain practices, acts and operations; definitions. (a) Nothing in this act shall apply to the following practices, acts and operations:

(1) To the practice of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery under the laws of this state, unless such person practices dentistry as a specialty;

(2) to the performance by a licensed nurse of a task as part of the administration of an anaesthetic for a dental operation under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist or person licensed to practice medicine and surgery so long as the anaesthetic given under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist is consistent with the anaesthetic the dentist is authorized to administer under K.S.A. 65-1444, and amendments thereto, and consistent with subsection (a) of K.S.A. 65-1162, and amendments thereto, and subsection (e) of K.S.A. 65-1163, and amendments thereto;

(3) to the giving by a registered nurse anesthetist of an anaesthetic for a dental operation in an interdependent role as a member of a physician or dentist directed health care team;

(4) the practice of dentistry in the discharge of their official duties by graduate dentists or dental surgeons in the United States army, navy, air force, marines, public health service, coast guard or veterans' administration;

(5) the practice of dentistry by a licensed dentist or licensed dental hygienist of other states or countries at meetings of the Kansas state dental association or components thereof, or other like dental organizations approved by the board, while appearing as clinicians;

(6) to the filling of prescriptions of a licensed dentist as hereinafter provided by any person or persons, association, corporation or other entity, for the construction, reproduction or repair of prosthetic dentures, bridges, plates or appliances to be used or worn as substitutes for natural teeth, provided that such person or persons, associations, corporation or other entity, shall not solicit or advertise, directly or indirectly by mail, card, newspaper, pamphlet, radio or otherwise, to the general public to construct, reproduce or repair prosthetic dentures, bridges, plates or other appliances to be used or worn as substitutes for natural teeth;

(7) to the use of roentgen or x-ray machines or other rays for making radiograms or similar records, of dental or oral tissues under the supervision of a licensed dentist or physician except that such service shall not be advertised by any name whatever as an aid or inducement to secure dental patronage, and no person shall advertise that such person has, leases, owns or operates a roentgen or x-ray machine for the purpose of making dental radiograms of the human teeth or tissues or the oral cavity, or administering treatment thereto for any disease thereof;

(8) except as hereinafter limited to the performance of any dental service of any kind by any person who is not licensed under this act, if such service is performed under the supervision of a dentist licensed under this act at the office of such licensed dentist except that such nonlicensed person shall not be allowed to perform or attempt to perform the following dental operations or services:

(A) Any and all removal of or addition to the hard or soft tissue of the oral cavity;

(B) any and all diagnosis of or prescription for treatment for disease, pain, deformity, deficiency, injury or physical condition of the human teeth or jaws, or adjacent structure;

(C) any and all correction of malformation of teeth or of the jaws;

(D) any and all administration of general or local anaesthesia of any nature in connection with a dental operation; or

(E) a prophylaxis, except that individuals who are not licensed but who are operating under the direct supervision of a dentist may (i) coronal polish teeth as defined by rules and regulations of the board and (ii) coronal scale teeth above the gum line as long as such procedure is not performed on a patient who has undergone local or general anesthesia at the time of the procedure, is undertaken by a nonlicensed person who has successfully completed necessary training for performing such dental procedure in a course of study approved by the board, which course of study is consistent with American dental association accreditation standards and includes but is not limited to adequate instruction on scaling the teeth and recognition of periodontal disease, is undertaken by a person who has met the experience requirements for performing such procedures as established by the board;

(9) the practice of dentistry by a dental student, the practice of dental hygiene by a dental hygiene student or the performance of duties permitted under the dental practices act to unlicensed persons by a dental assisting student, provided that (i) the procedures are performed as part of the educational program of dental, dental hygiene or dental assisting that has been approved by the board and in a facility operated or overseen by the approved program and (ii) the student is under the supervision of a dentist or dental hygienist who is either licensed in the state of Kansas or who is eligible to be licensed in Kansas and has an application to be licensed in Kansas pending, serving as a faculty member of the program;

(10) the actions of persons while they are taking examinations for licensure administered or approved by the board; or

(11) the actions of persons while administering examinations approved by the board.

(b) As used in this section:

(1) "Removal of or addition to the hard or soft tissue of the oral cavity" means: (A) A surgical or cutting procedure on hard or soft tissues; (B) the grafting of hard or soft tissues; (C) the final placement or intraoral adjustment of a fixed crown or fixed bridge; and (D) root planing or the smoothing of roughened root surfaces.

(2) "Diagnosis of or prescription for treatment for disease, pain, deformity, deficiency, injury or physical condition of the human teeth or jaws or adjacent structure" means: (A) A comprehensive examination; (B) diagnosis and treatment planning; and (C) the prescription of a drug, medication or work authorization.

(3) "Correction of malformation of teeth or the jaws" means surgery, cutting or any other irreversible procedure.

(4) "General or local anesthesia of any nature in connection with a dental operation" means any general anaesthetic and any local anaesthetic whether block or infiltration but shall not include the administration and monitoring of the analgesic use of nitrous oxide or oxygen, or both.

History: L. 1943, ch. 221, § 6; L. 1967, ch. 341, § 1; L. 1994, ch. 169, § 1; L. 1997, ch. 30, § 1; L. 1998, ch. 141, § 1; L. 2000, ch. 169, § 3; L. 2001, ch. 145, § 1; L. 2008, ch. 36, § 1; July 1.



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