2-15-1732. Board of dentistry. (1) There is a board of dentistry.
(2) The board consists of five dentists, one denturist, two dental hygienists, and two public members, one of whom must be a senior citizen. All members are appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate. Each licensed member must be licensed to practice as a dentist, denturist, or dental hygienist in this state, must have actively practiced in this state for at least 5 continuous years immediately before the member's appointment, and must be actively engaged in practice while serving on the board. Each member must be a resident of this state.
(3) Each member shall serve for a term of 5 years. The governor may remove a member only for neglect or cause.
(4) The governor shall fill any vacancy within 30 days.
(5) The board is allocated to the department for administrative purposes only as prescribed in 2-15-121.