Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Administrative Rules for Dentistry - General Rules  
Rule Set 2020-27 LR  
Friday, September 18, 2020  
01:00 PM  
This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom pursuant to Executive Order 2020-132.  
658403; Phone number: 877-336-1831; Conference Code for audio connection: 486917  
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing to receive public  
comments on proposed changes to the Dentistry - General Rules rule set.  
The proposed rules will update definitions; require dental professionals to identify themselves to the  
patient at the inception of care and provide a written consent for treatment; delete violations; clarify  
licensing requirements; add licensing, practice requirements, and educational standards for dental  
therapists; allow an application to the Board for dental assistant examinations that meet certain  
requirements; modify the relicensure requirements and place them in tables; update educational  
standards; modify delegation, supervision , and assignment of dental assistants, registered dental  
assistants, and registered dental hygienists and place in a table; clarify specialty licenses; modify  
advertising of specialty licenses; update the anesthesia and sedation requirements; add 1 hour of  
continuing education in ethics and jurisprudence for all dental professions; add 1 hour of continuing  
education in infection control for dental assistants and hygienists; modify continuing education  
requirements and place them in tables; and update dental amalgam requirements.  
MCL 333.16145, 333.16174, 333.16178, 333.16182, 333.16186, 333.16201, 333.16205, 333.16215,  
333.16608, 333.16611, 333.16625, 333.16626, 333.16644, and Executive Reorganization Nos. 1991-9,  
1996-2, 2003-1, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, MCL 445.2001, MCL 445.2011, and MCL 445.2030. These  
rules will take effect Immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The rules are published on the  
9/15/2020 issue. Copies of the draft rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic transmission at the  
following address:  
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Comments on the proposed rules may be presented in person at the public hearing. Written comments  
will also be accepted from date of publication until 5:00 p.m. on September 18, 2020.  
Attention: Policy Analyst, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional  
Licensing – Boards and Committees Section, P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909-8170  
Comments on the rules may be made in person at the hearing or by mail or electronic mail until  
9/18/2020 at 05:00PM.  
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, in  
accessible buildings with handicap parking available. Anyone needing assistance to take part in the  
hearings due to disability may call 711- to make arrangements.