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Dental Professionals in Michigan are licences are under the regulation of licenses by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) that oversees the licensing and regulation of more than 1.2 million individuals and entities on an annual basis. 

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Website
The department under LARA that coordinates dental professional licensing is the Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) is responsible for licensing and regulating over 700,000 individuals who are regulated by either the Michigan Occupational Code or the Public Health Code. BPL is also responsible for maintaining the Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) and the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS).
BPL Website

Links to important dental-related Michigan government offices and departments.

The Michigan Public Health Code and board administrative rules requires every Dentist that is renewing a license who has been licensed for the 3-year period immediately preceding the expiration date of the license to possess current certification in basic or advanced cardiac life support and to have completed not less than 60 hours of continuing education approved by the board during the 3-year period immediately preceding the application for renewal, including at least 3 continuing education credits in pain and symptom management in each renewal period. A minimum of 20 hours of the 60 hours required must be directly related to clinical issues such as delivery of care, materials used in delivery of care, and pharmacology. In addition, a minimum of 20 hours of the required 60 hours of approved continuing education must be completed by attending live courses or programs that provide for direct interaction between faculty and participants, including, but not limited to, lectures, symposia, live teleconferences, workshops, and participation in volunteer clinical services. These courses, with the exception of the volunteer clinical services, may be counted toward the required courses in clinical issues such as delivery of care, materials used in delivery of care, and pharmacology.

Pursuant to this requirement, the Board of Dentistry has promulgated rules to establish specific criteria for the Board’s approval of continuing education courses and programs.

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL
TRAINING ON IDENTIFYING VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

The Michigan Public Health Code and board administrative rules requires all Dentists to complete training on identifying victims of human trafficking that meets the requirements in Administrative Rule 338.11123. Please note this is a one-time training that is separate from continuing education. Licensees renewing in 2017 must complete training on identifying victims of human trafficking by renewal in 2020; licensees renewing in 2018 must complete training on identifying victims of human trafficking by renewal in 2021; etc. Beginning January 6, 2022 an applicant for initial licensure as a Dentist must complete training on identifying victims of human trafficking as a requirement for licensure.

To view the complete document for that the State of Michigan has been developed to explain the requirements and the license renewal process for every Dentist licensed to practice in Michigan.  http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/LARA_Dentist_CE_Brochure_5-11_376427_7_512436_7.pdf

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