FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristina Gomez
October 9, 2019 Deputy Director
The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners Expanded the Anesthesia and Sedation Committee Membership to 11
Phoenix, Arizona - The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (“Board”) is pleased to announce that they have have expanded the size of the membership of the Anesthesia and Sedation Advisory Committee (“Committee”). As part of its broader mission, to serve the public by protecting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Arizona by regulating and maintaining standards of practice in the field of dentistry, the Board established the Committee in August 2019. And, after an overwhelming response of impressive candidates, the Board elected to expand the Committee size from seven to 11 members on October 4, 2019. The Board will be accepting curriculum vitaes (“CV”) or résumés as they search for citizens who wish to serve in this vital, but volunteer capacity. The successful candidates will be experts in anesthesia and sedation and share a passion to affect changes in Arizona state laws and rules. Interested candidates shall submit their CV/résumé by the close of business on Friday, November 1, 2019 to Kristina Gomez, Deputy Director at [email protected].
Licensure by Universal Recognition
On August 27, 2019, the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners will begin accepting applications for licensure by universal recognition. The universal recognition policy allows Arizona residents to use a current professional or occupational license from another U.S. jurisdiction to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant must:
- Prove residency in Arizona
- Be currently licensed for at least one year in another U.S. jurisdiction in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona;
- Be in good standing in all states where currently or previously licensed;
- Have met all applicable education, work, exam, and/or clinical supervision requirements in the other state where originally licensed;
- Complete a criminal background check when required by law;
- Take and pass any applicable exam on Arizona state law; and
- Pay all applicable fees to the Board.
INITIAL APPLICATION - Online Submission (Once all required fields are completed, a "Click to Sign" button will display at the bottom of your screen).
Renewal Fee Waiver
Enacted Session Law Sec. 11 State Board of Dental Examiners; renewal fee waiver; delayed repeal.
A. The State Board of Dental Examiners shall provide a one-time waiver from license renewal fees for dentists, denturists and dental hygienists who are licensed in this state before January 1, 2018.
B. The one-time waiver provided in subsection A of this section is effective for licenses renewing in calendar years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
C. This section is repealed from and after December 31, 2020.