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Dental Practice Act

The Missouri Dental Board ensures licensed dental professionals practice in accordance with the rules and statutes of the Dental Practice Act. For specific questions or interpretation, contact the Missouri Dental Board.

Below is a list of topics within the Dental Practice Act to help you find information quicker. Review our FAQ section, which has information on many of these topics. 

Dentists

Advertising Statute: 332.321
Change of Employment Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.140 (page 11)
Complaints Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.200 (page 13); Statute: 332.316 
Continuing Education Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.240 (page 1​5); Statute: 332.181
Dentistry (Practice across State Lines) Statute: 332.069
Dentistry (Practice of) Statute: 332.071
Dentures Statute 332.364 
Disciplinary Actions Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.160-162 (pages 11-12); Statute: 332.321
Fees Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.170 (page 12)
Free Dental Services Statute: 332.323332.324 
Infection Control Statute: 191.694  
Injury or Death Notice Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.210 (page 14)
License Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.010 (page 3); Statute 332.181 
Licensing by Credentials Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.030 (page 3); Statute: 332.211
Licensure by Examinations Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.010 (page 3); Statute: 332.151
Mandatory Reporting Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.220 (page 14) 
Medical Records Statute: 191.227
Name, Address Change Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.175 (page 13) 
Patient Abandonment Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.114 (page 7) 
Prescribing Statute: 332.361 
Public Records Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.201 (page 1​4) Statute: 332.052
Reimbursement Statute: 332.122
Renewal Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.071 (page 6); Statute: 332.181
Sedation or Anesthesia Permits Rules: 20 CSR 2110-4.010-040 (pages 3-13); Statute: 332.362
Shade Verification Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.190 (page 1​3) 
Specialists Rules: 20 CSR 2110-2.085-090 (page 7); Statute: 332.171
Subpoenas Statute: 332.032
Supervision Rules: 20 CSR 2110-2.001 (page 3)20 CSR 2110-2.130 (page 1​0); Statute: 332.311
Teeth Whitening Statute: 332.366
Temporary Certificate Statute: 332.201190.500 
Volunteer Licensure Statute: 332.112
Well Being Committee Rule: 20 CSR 2110-3.010-.050 (page 3-5); Statute: 332.32

Dental Hygienists

Advertising Statute: 332.321
Change of Employment 
Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.140 (page 11)
Complaints 
Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.200 (page 13); Statute: 332.316 
Continuing Education 
Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.240 (page 1​5); Statute: 332.181
Dental Hygiene (Practice of) Statute: 332.091 
Disciplinary Actions Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.160-162 (pages 11-12); Statute: 332.321
Distance Learning Statutes: 332.302332.303332.304332.305332.306
Failing Exam Statute: 332.251
Fees Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.170 (page 14)
Free Dental Services Statutes: 332.323332.324 
Licensure by Credentials Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.0​70 (page 5); Statute: 332.281
Licensure by Examination Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.​050 (page 5); Statute: 332.251 
Mandatory Reporting Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.220 (page 1​4)
Name, Address Change Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.175 (page 13) 
Public Health Setting Rules: 20 CSR 2110-2.131-132 (page 11); Statute: 332.311
Renewal Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.071 (page 6); Statute: 332.261 
Supervision Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.001 (page 3)20 CSR 2110-2.130 (page 1​0); Statute: 332.311 
Temporary Certificate Statutes: 332.301190.500
Teeth Whitening Statute: 332.366
Volunteer Licensure Statute: 332.113
Well Being Committee Rule: 20 CSR 2110-3.010-.050 (page 3-5); Statute: 332.327

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants (Practice of) Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.120 (page ​8); Statute: 332.093
Expanded Functions Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.120 (page ​8); Statute: 332.098
Teeth Whitening Statute: 332.366

Dental Laboratories*

Shade Verification (Lab Prescriptions, Record Retention, Work Order) Rule: 20 CSR 2110-2.190 (page 13) 
Dentures (Patient Identification) Statute: 332.364

*Dental Laboratories are not licensed/permitted by the Dental Board. This section is for informational purposes only, should a dental lab inquire about rules/statutes that relate to their profession.

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