|PROFESSION NAME:||Dental Hygienist|
|LICENSING BOARD:||Arizona Board of Dental Examiners|
|ADDRESS:||4205 North 7th Avenue, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85013
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROFESSION: A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who specializes in preventive oral health, normally focusing on procedures in oral hygiene. The dental hygienist’s scope of practice is governed by the Arizona Dental Practice Act.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF LICENSING BOARD:||The Arizona Board of Dental Examiners licenses individuals who provide dental services in Arizona. The Board initiates investigations into complaints and self-reports concerning a dental professional’s possible non-compliance with the law, and determines and administers disciplinary actions if it is determined that Arizona law has been violated.|
- Licensing Board Defense: If you are a Dental Hygienist with a pending issue before the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners; we can aggressively and effectively defend your license.
- Complaint/Investigation Response: A complaint filed against you may subject your license to an investigation that results in probation, suspension or revocation. Once you receive notice of a complaint or investigation from the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners it is important to call us, as soon as possible, to ensure an accurate and effective defense of your license.
- Criminal Reporting Requirements: All licensed health care professionals in Arizona must report nearly any criminal charge to their licensing board within 10 days. If you have been charged with a crime we can assist you in reporting the charges to your licensing board.
- Self-report Assistance: If your employer has advised you to self-report an issue, we can help you draft a thorough self-report.
- Application and Forms Review: An application for a professional license that includes errors or omits necessary information can lead to unnecessary delays or the denial of your application. An attorney review of your application can give you the best chance to receive your license in a timely manner.
- Employment Contract Review: We can review your proposed contract and identify potential legal problems regarding the included terms and conditions.
General Complaint/Investigation Timeline:
- Complaint is filed/Investigation is initiated
- Notice of Investigation is sent to the licensee
- A detailed response is due to the Board within 14 to 30 days
- An interview is held with a Board investigator
- The Board reviews the investigation at a Board Meeting
- The Board determines if discipline is merited
- Discipline is given or the case is dismissed
- The licensee may appeal
If you need legal assistance with an Arizona Board of Dental Examiners issue contact us by telephone at 602-344-9865.