36-6A-28. Unauthorized practice or representation as dentist or dental hygienist, radiographer, registered assistant, or specialist--Misdemeanor.
Each person who practices as, attempts to practice as, or purports to be a dentist, dental hygienist, dental radiographer, or registered dental assistant in this state without being licensed or without being registered for that purpose or without being exempted from this chapter is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Any dentist who implies, purports or leads a patient to believe that the dentist is a dental specialist without meeting the educational requirements set forth in this chapter, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Source: SDC 1939, § 27.9918; SL 1977, ch 190, § 147; SL 1981, ch 275, § 12; SL 1984, ch 250, § 4; SL 1992, ch 269, § 22; SL 2015, ch 199, § 27.
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