(1) Licensees who wish to retain their licenses but not actively practice may avoid compliance with the licensure renewal process, continuing education and CPR requirements by doing the following:
(a) Obtain from, complete and submit to the Board Administrative Office an affidavit of retirement form.
(b) Submit any documentation which may be required by the form to the Board Administrative Office.
(2) Any licensee whose license has been retired may reenter active practice by doing the following:
(a) Submit a written request for licensure reactivation to the Board Administrative Office; and
(b) Pay the licensure renewal fees and state regulatory fee as provided in rule 0460-01-.02(1), and if retirement was pursuant to rule 0460-02-.08(5) and reactivation was requested prior to the expiration of one (1) year from the date of retirement, the Board may require payment of the late renewal fee and past due licensure renewal and state regulatory fees as provided in rule 0460-01-.02(1).
(c) If requested, after review by the Board a designated Board member or the Board consultant, appear before the Board, a Board member or the Board consultant for an interview regarding continued competence in the event of licensure retirement in excess of two (2) years.
(d) Comply with the continuing education provisions of rule 0460-01-.05(6) applicable to reactivation of retired licenses.
(e) Submit proof of successful completion of the Tennessee Board of Dentistry Ethics and Jurisprudence examination.
(3) Application review and decisions required by this rule shall be governed by rule 0460-01-.04.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0460-02-.09
Original rule filed December 11, 1991; effective January 25, 1992. Amendment filed March 20, 1996; effective June 3, 1996. Amendment filed August 21, 2002; effective November 4, 2002. Amendments filed October 25, 2017; effective 1/23/2018.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-5-105, 63-5-107, 63-5-110, 63-5-111, 63-5-117, 63-5-124, and 63-5-129.

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