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OAEN : Board-of-Dental-Examiners

Current Recruitments 

The Board of Dental Examiners 

Current Vacancies:  None

§ 4-202. Membership

(a) Composition; appointment of members. --

(1) The Board consists of 16 members.

(2) Of the 16 Board members:

(i) 9 shall be licensed dentists;

(ii) 4 shall be licensed dental hygienists; and

(iii) 3 shall be consumer members.

(3) (i) Subject to subsection (b)(1) of this section, the Governor shall appoint the dentist Board members, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of names submitted to the Governor by the Board.

(ii) The number of names on the list for one vacancy shall be at least four names, for two vacancies at least three names for each vacancy, and for three or more vacancies at least two names for each vacancy.

(4) (i) Subject to subsection (b)(2) of this section, the Governor shall appoint the dental hygienist Board members, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of names submitted to the Governor by the Board.

(ii) The number of names on the list shall be four times the number of vacancies.

(5) The Governor shall appoint the consumer members with the advice of the Secretary and the advice and consent of the Senate.(6) To the extent practicable, the members appointed to the Board shall reasonably reflect the geographic, racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity of the State.

(b) Preparing lists of nominees. --

(1) For each licensed dentist vacancy, the Board shall:

(i) Send by electronic mail or regular mail a solicitation for nominations to fill the vacancy to:

1. Each dentist licensed by the Board; and

2. Each State dental organization affiliated with a national organization; and

(ii) Conduct a balloting process by which each dentist licensed by the State is eligible to vote to select the names of the licensed dentists to be submitted to the Governor.

(2) For each licensed dental hygienist vacancy, the Board shall:

(i) Send by electronic mail or regular mail a solicitation for nominations to fill the vacancy to:

1. Each dental hygienist licensed by the Board; and

2. Each State dental hygienist organization affiliated with a national organization; and

(ii) Conduct a balloting process by which each dental hygienist licensed by the State is eligible to vote to select the names of the licensed dental hygienists to be submitted to the Governor.

(3) The Board shall develop guidelines for the solicitation of nominations and balloting process that to the extent possible will result in the overall composition of the Board reasonably reflecting the geographic, racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the State.

(c) Qualifications -- Dentist members. -- Each dentist Board member:

(1) Shall be an individual of recognized ability and honor;

(2) Shall be a practicing holder of a general license to practice dentistry who has practiced dentistry actively in this State for at least 5 years immediately before appointment;

(3) Shall be a resident of this State; and

(4) In the case of a Board member belonging to an association whose members are regulated by the Board, may not be:

(i) An officer of the association;

(ii) A member of the association's governing board or committee;

(iii) A member of the association's house of delegates; or

(iv) A voting member of a committee of the association that contributes to the establishment of governmental, regulatory, or legislative policy objectives of the association.

(d) Qualifications -- Dental hygienist members. -- Each dental hygienist Board member:

(1) Shall be a practicing holder of a general license to practice dental hygiene who has practiced dental hygiene actively in this State for at least 3 years immediately before appointment;

(2) Shall be a resident of this State;

(3) In the case of a Board member belonging to an association whose members are regulated by the Board, may not be:

(i) An officer of the association;

(ii) A member of the association's governing board or committee;

(iii) A member of the association's house of delegates; or

(iv) A voting member of a committee of the association that contributes to the establishment of governmental, regulatory, or legislative policy objectives of the association.

TIME COMMITMENT INFORMATION::

REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS:​ ​

DAY: ​Wednesday 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
TIME: ​7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Times vary. Meetings generally conclude before 5:00 PM)
​PLACE: ​Spring Grove Hospital Ctr., Benjamin Rush Bldg., 55 Wade Avenue/Tulip Drive, Catonsville, MD 21228 
 
 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

Committees meet when necessary during the regularly scheduled Board meeting hours.

DETAIL OF MONTHLY TIME COMMITMENT:

Board members participate in two 8 hour meetings on the 1 st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Preparation for each Board meeting involves reading a significant amount of information prior to the meeting. 

FUNCTION OF BOARD/COMMISSION: (Brief Description)

Review applications for licensure; review and resolve complaints alleging violations of the Maryland Dentistry Act and the Board's regulations; initiate administrative and disciplinary action against dentists, dental hygienists, and dental radiation technologists; set standards for the practice of dentistry through the Board's regulatory authority and proposed legislation  

OTHER DUTIES OF MEMBERS: (Types of Committees, Exams, etc)

Dentists and dental hygienists may participate as examiners for the North East Regional Board examinations; consumer members may proctor the examinations on a voluntary basis; participate on a voluntary basis in bi-annual professional meetings of the American Association of Dental Examiners and occasionally other association meetings; participate on the Board's standing ad hoc Committees. Standing Committees are the Regulations Committee, Nominations Committee, Discipline Committee, and the Dental Hygiene Committee.  

COMPENSATION 

$150.00 per meeting plus travel expenses, including if approved, meetings held outside of the two scheduled Board meetings.