State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced 2/8/2018, by Sen. Emil Jones, III


225 ILCS 25/11  from Ch. 111, par. 2311

    Amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Changes references to "restricted faculty license" to references to "faculty license". Makes conforming changes.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Dental Practice Act is amended by
5changing Section 11 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 25/11)  (from Ch. 111, par. 2311)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
8    Sec. 11. Types of dental licenses. The Department shall
9have the authority to issue the following types of licenses:
10    (a) General licenses. The Department shall issue a license
11authorizing practice as a dentist to any person who qualifies
12for a license under this Act.
13    (b) Specialty licenses. The Department shall issue a
14license authorizing practice as a specialist in any particular
15branch of dentistry to any dentist who has complied with the
16requirements established for that particular branch of
17dentistry at the time of making application. The Department
18shall establish additional requirements of any dentist who
19announces or holds himself or herself out to the public as a
20specialist or as being specially qualified in any particular
21branch of dentistry.
22    No dentist shall announce or hold himself or herself out to
23the public as a specialist or as being specially qualified in



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1any particular branch of dentistry unless he or she is licensed
2to practice in that specialty of dentistry.
3    The fact that any dentist shall announce by card,
4letterhead or any other form of communication using terms as
5"Specialist," "Practice Limited To" or "Limited to Specialty
6of" with the name of the branch of dentistry practiced as a
7specialty, or shall use equivalent words or phrases to announce
8the same, shall be prima facie evidence that the dentist is
9holding himself or herself out to the public as a specialist.
10    (c) Temporary training licenses. Persons who wish to pursue
11specialty or other advanced clinical educational programs in an
12approved dental school or a hospital situated in this State, or
13persons who wish to pursue programs of specialty training in
14dental public health in public agencies in this State, may
15receive without examination, in the discretion of the
16Department, a temporary training license. In order to receive a
17temporary training license under this subsection, an applicant
18shall furnish satisfactory proof to the Department that:
19        (1) The applicant is at least 21 years of age and is of
20    good moral character. In determining moral character under
21    this Section, the Department may take into consideration
22    any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a
23    conviction shall not operate as bar to licensure;
24        (2) The applicant has been accepted or appointed for
25    specialty or residency training by an approved hospital
26    situated in this State, by an approved dental school



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1    situated in this State, or by a public health agency in
2    this State the training programs of which are recognized
3    and approved by the Department. The applicant shall
4    indicate the beginning and ending dates of the period for
5    which he or she has been accepted or appointed;
6        (3) The applicant is a graduate of a dental school or
7    college approved and in good standing in the judgment of
8    the Department. The Department may consider diplomas or
9    certifications of education, or both, accompanied by
10    transcripts of course work and credits awarded to determine
11    if an applicant has graduated from a dental school or
12    college approved and in good standing. The Department may
13    also consider diplomas or certifications of education, or
14    both, accompanied by transcripts of course work and credits
15    awarded in determining whether a dental school or college
16    is approved and in good standing.
17    Temporary training licenses issued under this Section
18shall be valid only for the duration of the period of residency
19or specialty training and may be extended or renewed as
20prescribed by rule. The holder of a valid temporary training
21license shall be entitled thereby to perform acts as may be
22prescribed by and incidental to his or her program of residency
23or specialty training; but he or she shall not be entitled to
24engage in the practice of dentistry in this State.
25    A temporary training license may be revoked by the
26Department upon proof that the holder has engaged in the



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1practice of dentistry in this State outside of his or her
2program of residency or specialty training, or if the holder
3shall fail to supply the Department, within 10 days of its
4request, with information as to his or her current status and
5activities in his or her specialty training program.
6    (d) Faculty Restricted faculty licenses. Persons who have
7received full-time appointments to teach dentistry at an
8approved dental school or hospital situated in this State may
9receive without examination, in the discretion of the
10Department, a restricted faculty license. In order to receive a
11restricted faculty license an applicant shall furnish
12satisfactory proof to the Department that:
13        (1) The applicant is at least 21 years of age, is of
14    good moral character and is licensed to practice dentistry
15    in another state or country; and
16        (2) The applicant has a full-time appointment to teach
17    dentistry at an approved dental school or hospital situated
18    in this State.
19    Faculty Restricted faculty licenses issued under this
20Section shall be valid for a period of 3 years and may be
21extended or renewed. The holder of a valid restricted faculty
22license may perform acts as may be required by his or her
23teaching of dentistry. In addition, the holder of a restricted
24faculty license may practice general dentistry or in his or her
25area of specialty, but only in a clinic or office affiliated
26with the dental school. Any restricted faculty license issued



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1to a faculty member under this Section shall terminate
2immediately and automatically, without any further action by
3the Department, if the holder ceases to be a faculty member at
4an approved dental school or hospital in this State.
5    The Department may revoke a restricted faculty license for
6a violation of this Act or its rules, or if the holder fails to
7supply the Department, within 10 days of its request, with
8information as to his current status and activities in his
9teaching program.
10    (e) Inactive status. Any person who holds one of the
11licenses under subsection (a) or (b) of Section 11 or under
12Section 12 of this Act may elect, upon payment of the required
13fee, to place his or her license on an inactive status and
14shall, subject to the rules of the Department, be excused from
15the payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the
16Department in writing of his or her desire to resume active
18    Any licensee requesting restoration from inactive status
19shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and upon
20payment the Department shall be required to restore his or her
21license, as provided in Section 16 of this Act.
22    Any licensee whose license is in an inactive status shall
23not practice in the State of Illinois.
24    (f) Certificates of Identification. In addition to the
25licenses authorized by this Section, the Department shall
26deliver to each dentist a certificate of identification in a



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1form specified by the Department.
2(Source: P.A. 94-409, eff. 12-31-05.)