To expand on the authority given by the legislature in the Board's Practice Act, the Board may promulgate the following rule types: Emergency, Proposed, or Current.

Emergency rules, once approved, are valid for 120 days. Proposed rules, once approved, are posted for a 45 day public comment period. Current rules, once approved, have gone through the public comment period and are the current rules in effect for the Board and licensees. 

Because the Board has recently published both emergency and proposed rules, all rule types are detailed and listed below to reduce any confusion. If you still need clarification, please feel free to contact the Board's Executive Director Emily Cronbaugh at emily.cronbaugh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6529.


EMERGENCY RULES AND REGULATIONS

Notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners has submitted emergency rule changes to Chapters 5 and 10 in order to address urgent concerns to the operating dentist sedation application permit. These went into effect on December 5, 2016. Emergency Rules are valid for 120 days and can be renewed 1 time.


These are not the same changes to the proposed rules that were posted for public comment from October 3, 2016 to November 18, 2016. Please see below.


PROPOSED RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Board intends to discuss the public comments received on the prior proposed rules (public comment period October 3, 2016 through November 18, 2016) at their scheduled February 17, 2017 meeting in Casper, Wyoming.  

The Board then intends to put the proposed changes and the above emergency changes out together for another public comment.  So please be aware that there will be an additional opportunity to revisit proposed changes and comment again.  

Details for this meeting will be posted on the Board's website at http://dental.wyo.gov/board/meetings.  


CURRENT RULES AND REGULATIONS
Promulgated by authority under the Dental Practice Act W.S. 33-15-101 through W.S. 33-15-133.

Rules and Regulations filed November 3, 2015

By Chapter:
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 2 - Definitions [Repealed]
Chapter 3 - Requirements for Licensure and Renewal
Chapter 4 - Dental Practice
Chapter 5 - Anesthesia Administration and Sedation Permit Procedures 
Chapter 6 - Codes of Ethics for Dentists
Chapter 7 - Dental Auxiliaries
Chapter 8 - Disciplinary Action or Denial of License [Repealed]
Chapter 9 - Practice and Procedures for Disciplinary, Application, and Licensure Matters
Chapter 10 - Fees


As referenced in Chapter 1, you can find the following incorporated materials:




The Board's Rules and Practice Act have been listed above for your ease and convenience.  To obtain these materials directly from their source:

You can find the Rules on the Secretary of State's website at: https://rules.wyo.gov/. Click "Current Rules" and scroll down for "Dental Examiners, Board of (034)".

You can find the Practice Act (aka Statute) on the Wyoming Legislature's website at: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/LSOWEB/wyStatutes.aspx.  You will be searching for Title 33, Chapter 15 for the Board of Dental Examiners. 
The Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners is staffed through the Professional Licensing Boards Office, a division of A&I.