(A) A dentist may only practice or offer to practice dentistry under his or her name or one of the following entities, provided the name of the entity includes the name of the dentist currently practicing or offering to practice dentistry:
(1) A corporation-for-profit formed under Chapter 1701. of the Revised Code,
(2) A professional association formed under Chapter 1785. of the Revised Code,
(3) A professional partnership formed under Chapter 1775. of the Revised Code,
(4) A limited liability company formed under Chapter 1705. of the Revised Code.
All trade names, fictitious names and the like, shall include the name of the owner dentist(s) consistent with the provisions of this rule.
(B) Any dental practice as described in paragraph (A) of this rule, shall have the first and last name of all dentists currently practicing or offering to practice dentistry therein, including degree conferred (i.e. D.D.S., D.M.D.), prominently displayed at the front or main entrance of such business, office or facility.
(C) Only names of licensed dentists currently practicing or offering to practice dentistry therein shall be included in the name, sign, or identification of the entity. Deceased or retired dentists' names may not be included in the name of the entity.
(D) Any entity wherein dentistry is offered and/or being performed shall have a licensed dentist in charge of the dental facility at each place of business. Such licensed dentist in charge of the dental facility shall notify the board within ten days of assuming such responsibility.
(E) Specialists are required to list their American dental association recognized specialty directly after or below his or her name.
Prior History: (Effective:
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/25/2008 and 05/05/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4715.03
Rule Amplifies: 4715.18, 4715.19
Prior Effective Dates: 4-7-00; 4-4-02; 7-6-06 )