PA 08-24—HB 5706

Public Health Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF IDENTIFYING MARKS ON DENTAL PROSTHESES

SUMMARY: This act requires state-licensed dentists to offer to those patients who need removable prosthetic dentures, bridges, appliances, or other structures the opportunity to have the patient's name or initials placed on the prosthesis. This applies to dentists who either make or direct the prosthesis to be made.

The markings must be done when the prosthesis is made with the location and methods used to apply or implant the markings determined by the dentist or person acting on his or her behalf. The markings must be permanent, legible, and cosmetically acceptable.

The dentist must advise the patient of any additional charges for the prosthesis markings. The act allows the markings to be omitted if the dentist or entity making the prosthesis determines it is not practicable or clinically safe.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2008

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