(1) Has graduated from an approved dental hygiene program of a college, school or dental department of a university with a degree in dental hygiene;
(2) Has been offered employment as a dental hygienist;
(3) Has paid the application fee specified by rule; and
(4) Meets the other qualifications specified by rule by the board, in accordance with the provisions of this article.
(b) A temporary permit to practice dental hygiene shall not be renewed and expires on the earlier of:
(i) The date the dental hygienist ceases to be employed; or
(ii)Sixty days after issuance.
(c) The board may issue a teaching permit to an applicant who meets the qualifications set forth in subdivisions (1), (3) and (4), subsection (a) of this section and who has been certified by the dean of a dental school located in this state to be a member of the teaching staff of the dental school.
(d) A teaching permit is valid for one year from the date of issue and may be renewed.
(e) While in effect, a temporary permit to practice dental hygiene and a teaching permit are subject to the restrictions and requirements imposed by this article. In addition, the holder of a teaching permit may only practice dental hygiene within the facilities of the dental school.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session