- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Massage therapy board fell short in handling of complaints, public information, and license issuance
- Discipline upheld for attorney who tried to mislead investigators by mixing up two clients with the same name
- Deviation from sample collection rules not prejudicial to licensee defendant
- Court okays testimony from former board member but remands discipline case over expansion of charges during hearing
- Court denies special relief to applicant who blamed insufficient counsel in earlier criminal conviction involving dishonesty
At one time, the use of live patients to test license candidates' clinical skills in dentistry was considered a necessity and supported by all major professional organizations in the field.
Typically, it means the candidate has to find willing patients for a weekend of multiple procedures designed to show that the candidate is competent to practice. The need for liability insurance, the risk of injury, and the expense have helped make the dental clinical exam one of the most unpopular among the professions.
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