|(a) General. The board shall consist of 15 members
appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate,
(1) eight reputable dentist members who reside in this
state and have been actively engaged in the practice of dentistry
for at least the five years preceding appointment;
(2) two reputable dental hygienist members who reside
in this state and have been actively engaged in the practice of dental
hygiene for at least the five years preceding appointment; and,
(3) five members who represent the public.
(b) Privileges of office. Members of the board have
full and identical privileges, except that only dentist members may
participate in the decision to pass or fail an applicant for a license
to practice dentistry during the clinical portion of the board examinations.
(c) Terms of office. Members of the board serve staggered
six-year terms. The terms of one-third of the members shall expire
on February 1 of each odd-numbered year. A member may not serve more
than two consecutive full terms. The completion of the unexpired portion
of a term does not constitute service for a full term for purposes
of this subsection.
(d) Eligibility. Refer to Occupations Code §252.002.
(e) Membership and employee restrictions. Refer to
Occupations Code §252.003.
(f) Compensation. Each member of the board is entitled
to receive a per diem set by legislative appropriation for each day
the member engages in board business, and may receive reimbursement
for travel expenses in accordance with the travel policies of the
state of Texas and the Board of Dental Examiners.
(g) Professional Conduct. A board member should strive
to achieve and project the highest standards of professional conduct.
Such standards include:
(1) A board member should avoid conflicts of interest.
If a conflict of interest should unintentionally occur, the board
member should recuse himself or herself from participating in any
matter before the board that could be affected by the conflict.
(2) A board member should avoid the use of the board
member's official position to imply professional superiority or competence.
(3) A board member should avoid the use of the board
member's official position as an endorsement in any health care related
(4) A board member should refrain from making any statement
that implies that the board member is speaking for the board if the
board has not voted on an issue or unless the board has given the
board member such authority.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §100.3 adopted to be effective February 20, 2005, 30 TexReg 715; amended to be effective December 24, 2007, 32 TexReg 9627; amended to be effective March 5, 2009, 34 TexReg 1432; amended to be effective February 2, 2010, 35 TexReg 629; amended to be effective December 10, 2013, 38 TexReg 8828