Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 4. Dental Hygienists and Auxiliary Personnel

License -- Examination

37-4-402. License -- examination. (1) The department may issue licenses for the practice of dental hygiene to qualified applicants to be known as dental hygienists.

(2) Except as provided by rules adopted under 37-1-319, a person may not engage in the practice of dental hygiene or practice as a dental hygienist in this state until the person has passed an examination approved by the board under rules adopted by the board and has been issued a license by the department.

(3) An applicant for licensure shall submit an application that must include, when required:

(a) certification of successful completion of the national board written examination;

(b) certification of successful completion of a regional board practical examination;

(c) two affidavits of good moral character;

(d) a certificate of graduation from a board-approved dental hygiene school; and

(e) an application fee.

History: En. Secs. 21, 23, Ch. 48, L. 1935; re-en. Secs. 3115.21, 3115.23, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Secs. 9, 11, Ch. 352, L. 1969; amd. Secs. 88, 90, Ch. 350, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 66-921(part), 66-923(3); amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 337, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 349, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 449, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 29, Ch. 429, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 15, Ch. 224, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 34, Ch. 467, L. 2005.