Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.16.01.300 - INTERNSHIP

Current through August 30, 2021

01. Requirements and Conditions for Internship. (7-1-21)T
a. To be eligible for internship the applicant must have completed: (7-1-21)T
i. The educational requirements set forth in Section 54-3310(b), Idaho Code; or (7-1-21)T
ii. Have denturitry experience of three (3) years within the five (5) years immediately preceding application. (7-1-21)T
b. Where an internship is established based on experience, the internship is valid only while the intern is actively pursuing completion of Idaho licensure requirements. (7-1-21)T
c. Application must be made on forms provided by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses and must: (7-1-21)T
i. Document the location of practice; (7-1-21)T
ii. Include the name and address of the supervising denturist or dentist; (7-1-21)T
iii. Include a sworn or affirmed statement by the supervising denturist or dentist; (7-1-21)T
iv. Include a sworn or affirmed statement by the supervisor accepting supervision of the intern; (7-1-21)T
v. Include a sworn statement by applicant that he is knowledgeable of law and rules and will abide by all requirements of such law and rules; and (7-1-21)T
vi. Include such other information necessary to establish applicant's qualifications for licensure as a denturist and establish compliance with pre-intern requirements. (7-1-21)T
d. The supervising denturist or dentist must be present and directly observe any intern interaction with a patient. (7-1-21)T
e. Two (2) years of internship under the supervision of a licensed denturist must be completed in not less than twenty-four (24) months and may not exceed thirty (30) months except as approved by the Board. (7-1-21)T
02. Internship Equivalency. A person is considered to have the equivalent of two (2) years internship under a licensed denturist who has met and verifies one (1) of the following within the five (5) years immediately preceding application: (7-1-21)T
a. Two (2) years internship as a denture lab technician under a licensed dentist; or (7-1-21)T
b. Two (2) years in the military as a denture lab technician; or (7-1-21)T
c. Three (3) years experience as a denturist under licensure in another state or Canada. (7-1-21)T
03. Internship Not to Exceed One Year. Internship not to exceed one (1) year acquired through a formal training program in an acceptable school will be accepted toward the two (2) year required internship for licensure. (7-1-21)T
04. Training Requirements. Each year of required internship consists of two thousand (2,000) clock hours of training and performance of the following minimum procedures for licensure. (7-1-21)T
a. Procedures include all steps required in constructing a finished denture but are not limited to the following: (7-1-21)T
i. Patient charting -- thirty-six (36) minimum. (7-1-21)T
ii. Operatory sanitation -- thirty-six (36) minimum. (7-1-21)T
iii. Oral examination -- thirty-six (36) minimum. (7-1-21)T
iv. Impressions, preliminary and final (pour models, custom trays) -- thirty-six (36) minimum. (7-1-21)T
v. Bite registrations -- twelve (12) minimum. (7-1-21)T
vi. Articulations -- twelve (12) minimum. (7-1-21)T
vii. Set ups -- twelve (12) minimum. (7-1-21)T
viii. Try ins -- twelve (12) minimum. (7-1-21)T
ix. Processing (wax up, flask-boil out, packing, grind-polish) -- thirty-six (36) minimum. (7-1-21)T
x. Delivery-post adjustment -- thirty-six (36) minimum. (7-1-21)T
b. Processed relines (one (1) plate = one (1) unit) -- twenty-four (24) units. (7-1-21)T
c. Tooth repairs -- forty-eight (48) minimum. (7-1-21)T
d. Broken or fractured plates or partials -- forty-eight (48) minimum. (7-1-21)T
05. Reporting Requirements. Interns must file reports, attested to by the supervisor, with the Board on forms provided by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses on a monthly basis and recapped at termination or completion of the training. (7-1-21)T
06. Denture Clinic Requirements. Denture clinic requirements for approved internship training: (7-1-21)T
a. There may not be more than one (1) internee per licensed denturist or dentist who is practicing at the clinic on a full time basis. (7-1-21)T
b. There must be a separate work station in the laboratory area for each intern with standard equipment, i.e. lathe, torch and storage space. The intern must provide necessary hand tools to perform the duties of the denture profession. Use of the operatory facilities and other equipment will be shared with the intern. (7-1-21)T
07. Internship Supervisor Requirements. (7-1-21)T
a. A supervisor must: (7-1-21)T
i. Be approved in advance by the Board for each internship. (7-1-21)T
ii. Not have been the subject of any disciplinary action by the Board, by the Idaho Board of Dentistry or by any other jurisdiction for five (5) years immediately prior to being approved as the supervisor. (7-1-21)T
b. A supervisor that is a denturist must: (7-1-21)T
i. Hold an Idaho denturist license that is current and in good standing and is renewed as provided in these rules; and (7-1-21)T
ii. Have actively practiced denturitry for at least three (3) of the five (5) years immediately prior to being approved as the supervisor. (7-1-21)T
c. A supervisor that is a dentist must: (7-1-21)T
i. Hold an Idaho dentist license that is current and in good standing and is renewed as provided in Chapter 9, Title 54, Idaho Code; and (7-1-21)T
ii. Have actively practiced general dentistry, or a dental specialty accepted by the Board, for at least three (3) of the five (5) years immediately prior to being approved as a supervisor. (7-1-21)T
d. Supervise only one (1) intern. A supervisor will not be approved to supervise more than one (1) intern at a time. (7-1-21)T
e. Termination of supervisor approval. Approval of the supervisor immediately terminates if the supervisor is disciplined or ceases to meet supervisor requirements. (7-1-21)T

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