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Rule 4715-5-08 | Removable prosthesis identification.


Each licensed dentist shall ensure that every removable prosthesis is identified.

(A) After the effective date of this rule, every removable prosthesis fabricated by a dentist, or fabricated pursuant to his or her work authorization form, shall be marked with the name and/or social security number of the patient for whom the denture is intended. The markings shall be made prior to final seating and shall be permanent, legible and cosmetically acceptable. The exact location of the markings and the methods used to apply or implant them shall be determined by the dentist, entity or person fabricating the prosthesis.

(B) Any removable prosthesis which has not been marked in accordance with paragraph (A) of this rule at the time of fabrication, shall be so marked at the time of any subsequent rebasing or duplication.

(C) For the purposes of this rule removable prosthesis means a manufactured device that replaces one or more teeth and may be removed by the patient.

Last updated September 8, 2023 at 1:55 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4715.03, 4715.11
Amplifies: 4715.09
Five Year Review Date: 10/1/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 9/27/1993, 4/28/1998, 5/15/2003, 5/5/2008