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Qualifications for Registration and Licensing of Dentists Regulations
made under Section 45 of the
S.N.S. 1992, c. 3
O.I.C. 93-858 (November 2, 1993), N.S. Reg. 163/93
as amended up to O.I.C. 2009-266 (May 20, 2009), N.S. Reg. 228/2009
1 These regulations may be cited as the Qualifications for Registration and Licensing of Dentists Regulations.
Section 1 added: O.I.C. 2002-6, N.S. Reg. 3/2002.
1A In this regulation,
(a) “Act” means the Dental Act, S.N.S. 1992, c. 3, and any amendments;
(b) “Board” means the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia;
(c) “Dentists’ Register” means the Register of Dentists established and maintained by the Registrar pursuant to the Act;
(d) “Registrar” means the Registrar of the Board.
Section 1 renumbered 1A: O.I.C. 2002-6, N.S. Reg. 3/2002.
2 The Dentists’ Register may be in such form as the Registrar determines and may be a book, binders, electronic data base, or other form.
3 The Dentists’ Register shall contain the following information for each dentist:
(d) date of registration;
(e) unique registration number;
(f) academic qualifications;
(g) additional qualifications;
(h) National Dental Examining Board number, if applicable;
(i) record of discipline proceedings, if applicable.
4 (1) The Registrar shall enter the name of a person in the Dentists’ Register who:
(a) holds a certificate of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada or a Limited Specialty Certificate issued under Section 7A of the Specialists Regulations made under the Act;
Clause 4(1)(a) replaced: O.I.C. 2009-266, N.S. Reg. 228/2009.
(b) pays the registration fee as prescribed by the Board;
(c) is of good moral character and a fit and proper person to be registered as a dentist;
(d) is not the subject of any pending complaint or sanctions in another licensing jurisdiction;
(e) if the subject of a previous written complaint in another licensing jurisdiction, provides full details to the Registrar;
(f) completes an application in a form satisfactory to the Board; and
(g) meets any other reasonable conditions of the Board of the Registrar.
Section 4 renumbered 4(1): O.I.C. 2002-6, N.S. Reg. 3/2002.
(2) In this Section, “Agreement on Internal Trade” means the agreement signed by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments of Canada, which came into force on July 1, 1995, to facilitate the free movement of persons, goods, services, and investments through Canada.
Subsection 4(2) added: O.I.C. 2002-6, N.S. Reg. 3/2002.
(3) For the purposes of clause (1)(a) and for the purposes of labour mobility under the Agreement on Internal Trade, an applicant with a non-restricted licence from another Canadian licensing jurisdiction obtained prior to July 1, 2001, who does not hold a National Dental Examining Board of Canada certificate will be recognized as holding a qualification equivalent to a National Dental Examining Board of Canada certificate.
Subsection 4(3) added: O.I.C. 2002-6, N.S. Reg. 3/2002.
Faculty of Dentistry practitioner
5 The Registrar may enter a person in the Dentists’ Register on or before July 1, 2008, who is a full-time member of the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University and who does not hold a certificate from the National Dental Examination Board if they hold a degree in dentistry from a university approved by the Board and meet all the criteria in clauses 4(b) to (f).
Section 5 replaced: O.I.C. 2009-266, N.S. Reg. 228/2009.
Graduate/Postgraduate Student Practitioner
6 (1) An applicant for registration who is a full-time graduate/postgraduate student in the Faculty Dentistry of Dalhousie University may be registered in the Dentists’ Register without holding a certificate of the National Dental Examining Board if the person holds a degree in dentistry from a university approved by the Board and meets the other requirements of Section 4.
(2) Where a person is accepted for registration pursuant to subsection (1), the Board may impose such conditions and limitations as it deems appropriate.
(3) The Board may set registration and licensing fees applicable only to persons registered under subsection (1).
(4) Where a person registered pursuant to subsection (1) ceases to be a full-time graduate/postgraduate student in the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University, that person shall no longer be entitled to engage in the practice of dentistry unless such person is registered under Section 4.
7 For the purposes of subsection 25(2) of the Act, the minimum time period that a person must engage in dentistry to qualify for annual license renewal is 450 hours within the immediately preceding three year period, calculated as of the time of annual license renewal.
8 (1) For the purposes of this Section, “licensing year” means the period from December 1st to the following November 30th.
(2) A licensed dentist applying for license renewal shall pay the annual licensing fee to the Registrar on or before November 30th immediately preceding the commencement of the licensing year.
(3) Notice of the annual licensing fee shall be sent to each licensed dentist by November 1st immediately preceding the commencement of the licensing year.
(4) A licensed dentist who has been struck from the Dentists’ Register pursuant to subsection 24(2) of the Act for late payment of Dental Association membership fees or the annual licensing fee payable to the Board shall be reinstated effective the first day of the current licensing year upon payment of the amounts owing together with a reinstatement fee set by the Board.
Section 8 replaced: O.I.C. 97-588, N.S. Reg. 119/97.