Colorado Dental Board: Volunteer and Research Program Opportunities

Volunteer Dentists and Dental Hygienists

Section 12-35-115(1)(k) of the Colorado Revised Statutes provides that dentists or dental hygienists licensed in good standing by other states may provide dental or dental hygiene care as a volunteer, at the invitation of any group of licensed dentists or dental hygienists in this state who are in good standing. Such practice is limited to five consecutive days in a twelve-month period and the name of each person engaging in such practice is submitted to the Board, in writing and on a form approved by the Board, at least ten days before the person performs such practice.

The form must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the Board in advance as required by law. Board staff will review the information and provide written documentation that the notification form has been received and accepted or rejected. If the notification is rejected as not meeting Colorado requirements, an explanation will be provided.

Participation in Education or Research Program

Section 12-35-115(1)(f) of the Colorado Revised Statutes provides that dentists or dental hygienists licensed in good standing by other states or countries may provide dental or dental hygiene services while appearing in programs of dental education or research at the invitation of any group of licensed dentists or dental hygienists in this state who are in good standing. Such practice is limited to five consecutive days in a twelve-month period and the name of each person engaging in such practice must be submitted to the board, in writing and on a form approved by the board, at least ten days before the person performs such practice.

The form must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the Board in advance as required by law. Board staff will review the information and provide written documentation that the notification form has been received and accepted or rejected. If the notification form is rejected as not meeting Colorado requirements, an explanation will be provided.