24.138.512 DENTURIST INTERNSHIP
(1) Denturist applicants must complete a clinical internship of at least one year, but no more than two years, under the direct supervision of a licensed denturist.
(2) At a minimum, the internship must consist of 2000 clock hours of training and performance as follows:
(a) 36 hours minimum in:
(i) patient charting;
(ii) operatory sanitation;
(iii) oral examination;
(iv) impressions, preliminary and final (pour models, custom trays);
(v) processing (wax up, flask boil out, packing, grind-polish); and
(vi) delivery-post adjustment;
(b) 12 hours minimum in:
(i) bite registrations;
(iii) set ups; and
(iv) try ins;
(c) 48 hours minimum in:
(i) tooth repairs; and
(ii) broken or fractured plates or partials; and
(d) 24 units of processed relines (one plate - one unit).
(3) Per 37-29-302, MCA, a licensed denturist may not supervise more than one intern at any one time.
(4) Upon completion of an internship, an applicant may not practice until obtaining a denturist license from the board.
History: 37-1-131, 37-29-201, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-29-201, 37-29-302, 37-29-303, MCA; NEW, 1993 MAR p. 393, Eff. 3/26/93; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 209, Eff. 1/29/99; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 1312, Eff. 5/26/00; TRANS, from Commerce, 2003 MAR p. 2435; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 43, Eff. 1/12/07; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 1904, Eff. 10/30/15; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2366, Eff. 12/28/19.