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  332.171.  Specialist license, fee, issued when — evaluation committee established, compensation. — 1.  The board shall upon application issue a specialist's license to any currently licensed dentist in Missouri who has been certified in any specialty by an examining board recognized by the American Dental Association. Any such application shall be accompanied by the required fee.

  2.  Any currently licensed dentist in Missouri who has completed a dental specialty program accredited by the Council on Dental Accreditation but is not eligible for specialty licensure under subsection 1 of this section may apply to the board for specialty licensure in one of the specialty areas recognized by the American Dental Association.  Each such application shall be accompanied by the required fee.  The board shall establish by rule the minimum requirements for specialty licensure under this subsection.  The board shall issue a specialty license to an applicant under this subsection if the applicant meets the requirements of this subsection.

  3.  The board shall grant a license in one of the specialty areas recognized by the American Dental Association to a dentist who has been certified or licensed and is practicing in another state, province, or territory if the applicant meets the following requirements and the application is accompanied by the required fee:

  (1)  The applicant currently holds a Missouri license to practice dentistry or obtains such license under sections 332.131 and 332.181, or under section 332.211;

  (2)  The applicant meets the educational requirements for specialty licensure required of original applicants for specialty licensure in the state of Missouri as required in subsections 1 and 2 of this section;

  (3)  The applicant meets such other minimum requirements for specialty licensure under this subsection as may be required by the board.

  4.  The board may establish a committee for each American Dental Association-recognized specialty applied for consisting of at least two dentists appointed by the board who hold valid Missouri specialty licenses in the recognized specialty and who are current diplomats of an American specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association.  Each committee shall assist the board in evaluating an applicant for specialty licensure in the recognized specialty for which that committee was established and assume such other duties as established by rule of the board.

  5.  Each member of a specialty committee appointed by the board as provided in this section shall receive as compensation an amount set by the board, not to exceed fifty dollars for each day spent in the performance of his or her duties on the committee and each member shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties.

  6.  All specialty licenses shall be subject to discipline for cause as set forth in section 332.321, and each specialty license holder shall renew his or her specialty license or licenses as provided for in section 332.181 and shall pay the renewal fee provided therefor.

  7.  The board shall issue to each applicant who has been recommended as qualified by the specialty committee, as provided in subsection 4 of this section, a license to practice dentistry in the specialty for which he or she has been so recommended.

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(L. 1969 S.B. 97, A.L. 1981 S.B. 16, A.L. 1983 S.B. 302, A.L. 2004 H.B. 970)

(1968) Oral surgery is "specialty" within meaning of statute.  This statute does not require two years' practice in this state prior to effective date of this section. There is no requirement that applicant be in active practice in this state as of effective date of statute. Missouri Dental Board v. Riney (A.), 429 S.W.2d 803.


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