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December Board Meeting

The next Board meeting will be held Friday, December 2nd at 8:30 a.m. for the Board Meeting, 11:00 a.m. for the Legislative Meeting.

Election Results for Open Dentist at Large Board Member Position

Mark Ray McIlwain, D.M.D., M.D.         436 votes
Jordan Holt Gray, D.M.D.                         420 votes
The winner, receiving 51% of the votes, is Mark Ray McIlwain, D.M.D., M.D.




Alabama Dental Hygiene Program - Instructor Courses

The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama is pleased to present the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program (ADHP)-Instructor Course. This course is designed for those dentists wishing to sponsor an ADHP student in the 2023-2024 ADHP Course or for those dentists who need to maintain a current instructor certification to continue to sponsor a current ADHP student.  This instructor certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of the course.

(Click on the link below for more information.)

ADHP Instructor Certification Application

Continuing Education:

Beginning October 1, 2022, licensees will be required to obtain his/her continuing education hours per Alabama Administrative Code r. 270-X-4 .04.

Public Safety:

COVID Update:

The Board has determined all Alabama dental professionals shall follow CDC recommendations regarding COVID-related restrictions, as required by Alabama Administrative Code, r.270-X-2 .15. This determination supersedes all previous recommendations by the Board. (See November 4, 2022 Board minutes)

Also, please check the FAQ page for other information.  https://www.dentalboard.org/faqs/

Adverse Occurrences

The Board opines that a dentist complies with Alabama Administrative Code r. 270-x-2-.20 when the dentist notifies the Board of an adverse occurrence within 7 days of learning of the occurrence and submits to the Board within 30 days of learning of the occurrence a report that meets the requirements of Alabama Administrative Code Rule 270-x-2.20(2).  (See March 2019 minutes)

The Board opines that, for the purposes of Alabama Administrative Code r. 270-X-2 .20, “hospital admission” means any care provided by a hospital, whether inpatient or outpatient, to include any medical transport to a hospital by fire or EMS services. (See September 2022 minutes)

NOTE:  Adverse occurrences must be associated with the dental treatment of a patient to include, but not limited to anesthesia or sedation. (Code of Alabama (1975) §34-9-65; Alabama Administrative Code r. 270-X-2- .20)