WVC 30 - 4 B- 5
§30-4B-5. Unlawful acts.
(a) It is unlawful for any dental laboratory either directly
or indirectly: (1) To advertise that it is engaged in the business
of performing dental laboratory services; (2) to advertise it
performs dental laboratory services for members of the public; (3)
to advertise a price for the performance of dental laboratory
services; or (4) to advertise techniques used or materials employed
by it in the performance of dental laboratory services: Provided
That this subsection does not prevent dental laboratories from
advertising in dental journals or in other professional dental
publications or from communicating directly to a dentist and other
dental practitioner or from listing the dental laboratory in
business and telephone directories if the business and telephone
directory announcements are limited to name, address and telephone
number and do not occupy more than the number of lines necessary to
disclose the information, or from displaying the trade name and
address of the dental laboratory on the door of its place of
business or on name plates or door plates exhibited on the interior
or exterior of the place of business.
(b) It is unlawful for any person, other than a dentist or
other dental practitioner, to sell, offer for sale or furnish any
dental prosthesis or other dental laboratory service to any person
who is not a dentist or other dental practitioner.
(c) It is unlawful for any person to perform dental laboratory
services without a work authorization: Provided, That this
subsection does not apply to a dentist or other dental
practitioner, or to their employees working under their direct
supervision, performing dental laboratory services as a part of
their own dental practice and for their own dental patients.
(d) It is unlawful for any dental laboratory to perform any
dental laboratory service without the issuance of a work
authorization by a dentist or other dental practitioner.
(e) It is unlawful for any dental laboratory or dentist who
fabricates a full upper or full lower set of prosthetic dentures
not to affix upon the dentures, in a nonremovable manner, the name
of the patient, the initials of the dentist's state of practice and
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session