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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett
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Board Name: Board of Dentistry
Board ID: 47
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-3202
Board Contact: Sandra Sturgis
Contact Phone: 615-741-3111
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 63-5-101
Duties: The Board of Dentistry was created in 1957 by the State Legislature. Its mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice as dentists, dental hygienists, or dental assistants within this state be qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is authorized to issue licenses to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Board is responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations.
Number of Members: 7
Compensation: Members shall receive one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each day actually engaged in the duties of the board and all allowable expenses incurred in meeting attendance.
Appropriations: Funds through the budget of the Department of Health.
Meeting Schedule: The board shall meet at least annually and at such times and places as it may deem necessary for the proper discharge of its duties.
Hours Required: