Boards & Commissions Factsheets
DENTAL EXAMINERSBoard: Board of Dental Examiners
Board identification number: 024
Department: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEV
Authority: AS 08.36.010
Sunset date: 6/30/2011
Requirements: Legislative Confirmation
Prohibitions: Members cannot serve more than all or part of two consecutive terms.
Term: 4 years
Description: The board consists of 9 members appointed by Governor: 6 licensed dentists who have engaged in the practice of dentistry in the state for 5 years immediately preceding appointment; 2 dental hygienists who have engaged in the practice of dentistry in the state for 5 years immediately preceding appointment; and 1 public member.
Function: The board regulates and controls licensing, permits, and licensing revocations of the dental profession.
Chair: Board selects.
Special facts: A quorum consists of a majority of members. The board prepares an annual report to the Governor. A member who has served all or part of two successive terms may not be reappointed unless four years have elapsed since the person has last served.
Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem. No additional compensation.
Meetings: At the call of the chairperson, 4 times per year (typically quarterly), or the call of majority of board.
For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Ms. Debbie Kunow
Occupational Licensing Examiner
Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
DCCED, P.O. Box 110806 M/S 0800
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2542, FAX: (907) 465-2974