Subchapter A. GENERAL PROVISIONS


Sec.


33.1.    Definitions.
33.2.    Applicability of general rules.
33.3.    Fees.
33.4.    Board address.
33.11.    [Reserved].
33.12.    [Reserved].
33.21.    [Reserved].
33.22.    [Reserved].
33.31.    [Reserved].
33.32.    [Reserved].
33.41.    [Reserved].
33.43.    [Reserved].
33.45.    [Reserved].
33.46.    [Reserved].
33.47.    [Reserved].
33.48.    [Reserved].
33.51.    [Reserved].
33.51a.    [Reserved].
33.52.    [Reserved].
33.61.    [Reserved].

§ 33.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   ASA CLASS I—A classification of patient status developed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists for a patient without systemic disease.

   ASA CLASS II—A classification of patient status developed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists for a patient with mild systemic disease.

   ASA CLASS III—A classification of patient status developed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists for a patient with severe systemic disease that limits activity but is not incapacitating.

   ASA CLASS IV—A classification of patient status developed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists for a patient with incapacitating systemic disease that is a constant threat to life.

   ASA CLASS V—A classification of patient status developed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists for a moribund patient not expected to survive 24 hours with or without operation.

   Act—The Dental Law (63 P. S. § §  120—130i), which regulates the licensure of dentists and dental hygienists and the practice of dentistry and practice as a dental hygienist in this Commonwealth.

   Auxiliary personnel—Persons who perform dental supportive procedures authorized by the act and this chapter under the general or direct supervision of a dentist.

   Board regulated practitioner—A dentist, dental hygienist, public health dental hygiene practitioner or expanded function dental assistant.

   Bureau—The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs of the Commonwealth.

   Child abuse—A term meaning any of the following:

     (i)   A recent act or failure to act by a perpetrator which causes nonaccidental serious physical injury to a child under 18 years of age.

     (ii)   An act or failure to act by a perpetrator which causes nonaccidental serious mental injury to or sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a child under 18 years of age.

     (iii)   A recent act, failure to act or series of acts or failures to act by a perpetrator which creates an imminent risk of serious physical injury to or sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a child under 18 years of age.

     (iv)   Serious physical neglect by a perpetrator constituting prolonged or repeated lack of supervision or the failure to provide the essentials of life, including adequate medical care, which endangers a child’s life or development or impairs the child’s functioning.

   ChildLine—An organizational unit of the Department of Public Welfare which operates a 24-hour a day Statewide toll free telephone system for receiving reports of suspected child abuse, referring reports for investigation and maintaining the reports in the appropriate file.

   Continuing education certificate—A document prepared by the program sponsor which contains the title of the course, the dates attended or completed and the hours of education completed.

   Coronal polishing

     (i)   A procedure limited to the supragingival removal of light plaque and extrinsic stain from the exposed natural and restored surfaces of the teeth using a rotary instrument with a rubber cup or brush and a polishing agent.

     (ii)   The term does not include calculus removal.

   Credit hour—A minimum unit of continuing education consisting of 60 minutes of instruction. Programs longer than 60 minutes will be credited in 30 minute increments.

   Current patient

     (i)   A person that is in the process of dental treatment with a Board-regulated practitioner or who has been treated by the Board-regulated practitioner within the previous 3 months.

     (ii)   The term does not include a patient who has terminated the Board-regulated practitioner/patient relationship by being accepted as a patient of record at another dental practice.

   Dental clinic—A public or quasipublic institution operated not for profit which has as a primary purpose providing dental health care.

   Department—The Department of State of the Commonwealth.

   Direct supervision—Supervision by a dentist who examines the patient, authorizes the procedure to be performed, is physically present in the dental facility and available during performance of the procedure, and examines and takes full professional responsibility for the completed procedure.

   EFDA program—An expanded function dental assisting training program.

   General supervision—In a dental facility, supervision by a dentist who examines the patient, develops a treatment plan, authorizes the performance of dental hygiene services to be performed within 1 year of the examination, and takes full professional responsibility for the performance of the dental hygienist. In facilities identified in §  33.205(c)(2) and (3) (relating to practice as a dental hygienist), general supervision is defined in §  33.205 (d)(2).

   Individual residing in the same home as the child—An individual who is 14 years of age or older and who resides in the same home as the child.

   Individual study—A course of continuing education offered by an approved program sponsor, which permits the participant to learn without interacting with an instructor or interactive learning methodologies and which requires a passing grade on a written examination or workbook.

   Local anesthesia—The elimination of sensations, especially pain, in one part of the body by regional injection of an anesthetic agent.

   Perpetrator—A person who has committed child abuse and is a parent of the child, a person responsible for the welfare of a child, an individual residing in the same home as a child or a paramour of a child’s parent.

   Person responsible for the child’s welfare—A person who provides permanent or temporary care, supervision, mental health diagnosis or treatment, training or control of a child in lieu of parental care, supervision and control. The term does not include a person who is employed by or provides services or programs in a public or private school, intermediate unit or area vocational-technical school.

   Program sponsor—The party approved by the Board who is responsible for the development and presentation of the continuing dental education program.

   Public health dental hygiene practitioner—A licensed dental hygienist who is certified by the Board as having met the requirements of section 11.9 of the act (63 P. S. §  130j), and who is authorized to perform dental hygiene services in accordance with §  33.205b (relating to practice as a public health dental hygiene practitioner) without the authorization, assignment or examination of a dentist.

   Recent acts or omissions—Acts or omissions committed within 2 years of the date of the report to the Department of Public Welfare or county agency.

   Serious mental injury—A psychological condition, as diagnosed by a physician or licensed psychologist, including the refusal of appropriate treatment, that does one or more of the following:

     (i)   Renders a child chronically and severely anxious, agitated, depressed, socially withdrawn, psychotic or in reasonable fear that the child’s life or safety is threatened.

     (ii)   Seriously interferes with a child’s ability to accomplish age-appropriate developmental and social tasks.

   Serious physical injury—An injury that causes a child severe pain or significantly impairs a child’s physical functioning, either temporarily or permanently.

   Sexual abuse or exploitation—The employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement or coercion of a child to engage in or assist another person to engage in sexually explicit conduct or a simulation of sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction, including photographing, videotaping, computer depicting or filming, of sexually explicit conduct or the rape, sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, molestation, incest, indecent exposure, prostitution, statutory sexual assault or other form of sexual exploitation of children.

   Sexual misconduct—Any conduct with a current patient, including words, gestures or expressions, actions or any combination thereof, which is sexual in nature, or which may be construed by a reasonable person as sexual in nature.

   Subgingival agents—Therapeutic agents, including antimicrobials, antibiotics, antiseptics or anesthetics, placed below the free margin of the gingiva by a local delivery system or device, including injectable systems for ointments, gels or pastes, and degradable or nondegradable devices, such as fibers, films, strips, slabs, spheres, discs or chips.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  33.1 amended under the Child Protective Services Law (23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2)); sections 3, 4.1(a)(8) and 10.1 of The Dental Law (63 P. S. § §  122, 123(a)(8) and 129.1); and section 4 of the act of April 29, 2010 (P. L. 176, No. 19).

Source

   The provisions of this §  33.1 adopted April 4, 1949; amended June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492; amended November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5410; corrected November 22, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5700; amended August 11, 2000, effective August 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 4245; amended November 14, 2008, effective November 15, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 6279; amended December 11, 2009, effective December 12, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 6982; amended February 10, 2012, effective February 11, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 769; amended September 7, 2012, effective September 8, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 5736. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (360161) to (360165).

Notes of Decisions

   Ripeness

   Petition for review of these regulations was dismissed as the association of dental hygienists’ allegations of direct and immediate harm did not establish the justiciability of a pre-enforcement challenge to this regulation. The association’s allegations of change in their work schedule, reduced availability of dental hygiene services, reduced income, possible unemployment and the uncertainty of the ongoing day-to-day operations of dental hygiene care are merely anticipatory, speculative and too remote to support a claim of direct and immediate harm. Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association v. State Board of Dentistry, 672 A.2d 414 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1996).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  33.202 (relating to fictitious names).

§ 33.2. Applicability of general rules.

 Under 1 Pa. Code §  31.1 (relating to scope of part), 1 Pa. Code Part II (relating to general rules of administrative practice and procedure) is applicable to the activities of and proceedings before the Board.

Source

   The provisions of this §  33.2 adopted December 19, 1975, effective December 20, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 3274.

§ 33.3.  Fees.

 (a)  Following is the schedule of fees charged by the Board:

Application fee—dentists …$200
 Application fee—dental hygienists …$75
Application fee—expanded function dental assistants …$75
Application fee—certificate of public health dental hygiene  practitioner … $20
Application fee—local anesthesia permit …$20
Criteria approval application fee dentists …$200
Criteria approval application fee—dental hygienists …$75
Criteria approval application fee expanded function dental assistants …$75
Fictitious name registration fee …$35
Verification of license, permit or registration fee—dentists, dental  hygienists and expanded function dental assistants …$15
Certification of scores, permit or registration fee—dentists, dental  hygienists and expanded function dental assistants …$25
EFDA program approval application fee …$200
Biennial renewal fee—dentists …$263
Biennial renewal fee—dental hygienists …$42
Biennial renewal fee—expanded function dental assistants …$26
Biennial renewal fee—EFDA program approval …$100
Biennial renewal fee—certificate of public health dental hygiene  practitioner …$42
Biennial renewal fee—local anesthesia permit …$42
Application fee—dental radiology authorization …$75
Notification application—postgraduate training or faculty member …$75

 (b)  For fees related to anesthesia permits, refer to §  33.339 (relating to fees for issuance of permits).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  33.3 issued under section 4 of The Dental Law (63 P. S. §  123); amended under sections 3 and 4(a) and (b) of The Dental Law (63 P. S. § §  122 and 123(a) and (b)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  33.3 adopted April 28, 1989, effective April 29, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 1840; amended March 22, 1991, effective March 23, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 1167; amended May 19, 1995, effective May 20, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 1950; amended June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492; corrected June 30, 1995, effective July 1, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2598; amended May 23, 1997, effective May 24, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2547; amended June 5, 1998, effective June 6, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 2590; amended June 16, 2000, effective June 17, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 3046; amended April 30, 2004, effective May 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2326; amended May 13, 2005, effective May 14, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 2899; amended December 11, 2009, effective December 12, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 6982; amended February 10, 2012, effective February 11, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 769; amended December 20, 2013, effective December 21, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 7441. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (363507) to (363508).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  33.101 (relating to general information); 49 Pa. Code §  33.105 (relating to biennial renewal of licenses); 49 Pa. Code §  33.108 (relating to transfers out-of-State); 49 Pa. Code §  33.110 (relating to volunteer license); 49 Pa. Code §  33.115 (relating to local anesthesia permit); 49 Pa. Code §  33.116 (relating to certification of public health dental hygiene practitioners); 49 Pa. Code §  33.117 (relating to EFDA program approval); and 49 Pa. Code §  33.202 (relating to fictitious names).

§ 33.4. Board address.

 The address of the Board is State Board of Dentistry, Post Office Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649.

Source

   The provisions of this §  33.4 adopted June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492.

§ 33.11. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.11 adopted April 4, 1949; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (156433) to (156434).

§ 33.12. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.12 adopted April 4, 1949; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (156434).

§ 33.21. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.21 adopted April 4, 1949; amended May 6, 1977, effective May 7, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 1237; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (154121).

§ 33.22. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.22 adopted December 23, 1977, effective December 24, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3925; amended September 7, 1984, effective September 8, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 3250; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (154121) and (119334).

§ 33.31. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.31 adopted April 4, 1949; amended August 2, 1985, effective August 3, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2814; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (119334) to (119336) and (159385).

§ 33.32. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.32 adopted April 4, 1949; reserved July 20, 1990, effective July 21, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 3972. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (119337) to (119338).

§ 33.41. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.41 adopted September 18, 1967; amended September 12, 1975, effective September 13, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2396; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (159385) to (159386).

Law Reviews

   The Choice Between Adjudication and Rulemaking for Developing Administrative Policy in Pennsylvania, Fitzpatrick, Terrance J., 4 Widener J. Public L. 373 (1995).

§ 33.43. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.43 adopted May 24, 1985, effective May 25, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 1915; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (159386).

§ 33.45. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.45 adopted May 24, 1985, effective May 25, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 1915; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (159386) to (159388).

§ 33.46. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.46 adopted September 19, 1986, effective September 20, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 3511; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (159388) and (178769).

§ 33.47. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.47 adopted June 21, 1991, effective June 22, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2818; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (178769) to (178770).

§ 33.48. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.48 adopted March 5, 1993, effective March 6, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 1065; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (178770) to (178771).

§ 33.51. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.51 adopted November 11, 1977, effective November 12, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3316; amended January 20, 1978, effective January 21, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 203; amended June 12, 1987, effective June 13, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2216; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (178771) and (159391) to (159392).

§ 33.51a. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.51a adopted June 12, 1987, effective June 13, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2216; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (159392).

§ 33.52. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.52 adopted January 27, 1978, effective January 28, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 252; reserved July 20, 1990, effective July 21, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 3972. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (119344).

§ 33.61. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  33.61 adopted December 14, 1990, effective December 15, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 6190; reserved June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (159393) to (159394) and (167701).



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