rules & laws

General Statutes (Laws)

Board Rules

Link to website of the Office of Administrative Hearings:
21 NCAC Occupational Licensing Boards and Commissions
Chapter 16 Dental Examiners

Interpretive Statements

An interpretive statement is intended to provide guidance to licensees as to how the Board interprets laws or rules that govern the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene. They are not intended to be comprehensive or to set out exhaustively every standard that might apply in every circumstance. Interpretive statements are not enforceable as a law or rule but do set forth criteria that may be used by the Board should a disciplinary question arise.

Interpretive Statements regarding Rules may be found here.

Functions of the Board of Dental Examiners
The administration of licensure examinations for dentists and dental hygienists
The promulgation of rules and enforcement of laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in this state
The issuance and renewal of licenses to dentists and dental hygienists