Florida Senate - 2022                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 926
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Health Policy (Albritton) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 41 - 118
    4  and insert:
    5  has typodont teeth with simulated calculus as approved by the
    6  Commission on Dental Competency Assessments live patient;
    7         4. A demonstration of prosthetics and restorative skills in
    8  complete and partial dentures and crowns and bridges and the
    9  utilization of practical methods of evaluation, specifically
   10  including the evaluation by the candidate of completed
   11  laboratory products such as, but not limited to, crowns and
   12  inlays filled to prepared model teeth;
   13         5. A demonstration of restorative skills on a manikin
   14  mannequin which requires the candidate to complete procedures
   15  performed in preparation for a cast restoration;
   16         6. A demonstration of endodontic skills; and
   17         7. A diagnostic skills examination demonstrating ability to
   18  diagnose conditions within the human oral cavity and its
   19  adjacent tissues and structures from photographs, slides,
   20  radiographs, or models pursuant to rules of the board. If an
   21  applicant fails to pass the diagnostic skills examination in
   22  three attempts, the applicant is shall not be eligible for
   23  reexamination unless she or he completes additional educational
   24  requirements established by the board.
   26  The department shall require a mandatory standardization
   27  exercise for all examiners prior to each practical or clinical
   28  examination and shall retain for employment only those dentists
   29  who have substantially adhered to the standard of grading
   30  established at such exercise.
   31         Section 2. Paragraphs (c), (e), and (j) of subsection (2)
   32  of section 466.0065, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   33         466.0065 Regional licensure examinations.—
   34         (2) Each school of dentistry in this state which is
   35  accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American
   36  Dental Association or its successor agency may, upon written
   37  approval by the Board of Dentistry, offer regional licensure
   38  examinations only to dental students in the final year of a
   39  program at an approved dental school, if the board has approved
   40  the hosting school’s written plan to comply with the following
   41  conditions:
   42         (c) The student must possess medical malpractice insurance
   43  in amounts not less than the amounts required to take the
   44  Florida licensure examinations.
   45         (e) Adequate arrangements, as defined by the regional
   46  examination body and as otherwise required by law, must be made,
   47  when necessary, for patients who require followup care as a
   48  result of procedures performed during the clinical portion of
   49  the regional examination. The regional examination body must
   50  inform patients in writing of their right to followup care in
   51  advance of any procedures performed by a student.
   52         (j) The student’s academic record must not include any
   53  evidence suggesting that the student poses an unreasonable risk
   54  to any live patients who are required for the clinical portion
   55  of the regional examination. In order to protect the health and
   56  safety of the public, the dental school may request additional
   57  information and documents pertaining to the candidate’s mental
   58  and physical health in order to fully assess the candidate’s
   59  fitness to engage in exercises involving a live patient.
   60         Section 3. Paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section
   61  466.007, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   62         466.007 Examination of dental hygienists.—
   63         (4) Effective July 1, 2012, to be licensed as a dental
   64  hygienist in this state, an applicant must successfully complete
   65  the following:
   66         (b) A practical or clinical examination approved by the
   67  board. The examination shall be the Dental Hygiene Examination
   68  produced by the American Board of Dental Examiners, Inc., (ADEX)
   69  or its successor entity, if any, if the board finds that the
   70  successor entity’s clinical examination meets or exceeds the
   71  provisions of this section. The board shall approve the ADEX
   72  Dental Hygiene Examination if the board has attained and
   73  continues to maintain representation on the ADEX House of
   74  Representatives, the ADEX Dental Hygiene Examination Development
   75  Committee, and such other ADEX Dental Hygiene committees as the
   76  board deems appropriate through rulemaking to ensure that the
   77  standards established in this section are maintained
   78  organizationally. The ADEX Dental Hygiene Examination or the
   79  examination produced by its successor entity is a comprehensive
   80  examination in which an applicant must demonstrate skills within
   81  the dental hygiene scope of practice on a manikin that has
   82  typodont teeth with simulated caries and calculus as approved by
   83  the