State Dental Board Action

MISSOURI LIFTS BAN ON USE OF N2

In October 2005, the Legislature of the State of Missouri reversed a ruling that had prohibited the use of formaldehyde products as part of root canal sealants by dentists practicing in that state.The ban had been in force since September 1993 when a misguided legislature took that action and forced Sargenti users in that state to offer less efficient endodontic treatment to their patients.

OHIO STATE DENTAL BOARD REVERSES ITS POSITION

The Ohio State Dental Board passed a position statement in stating that the use of paraformaldehyde containing endodontic filling materials and sealers falls below the accepted standards for the profession (in Ohio).   They overlooked the use of formocresol in their statement, which is a commonly used root canal medication, especially in pediatric dentistry.  Sargenti Paste and other Paraformaldehyde –Containing Endodontic Filling Materials and Sealers are now considered within the standards of dentistry in Ohio.  The American Endodontic Society had filed a suit against the Ohio Board to challenge their position statement.   After an unsuccessful attempt by the board to have this suit dismissed, the Ohio Board has settled this case by consenting to rescind the Position Statement.  The following is an excerpt from the Ohio State Dental Board Meeting held on June 2, 2004. 


Ohio State Dental Board

Board Meeting

June 2, 2004

ATTENDANCE…………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

CALL TO ORDER ……………………………………………………………………………………. 2

EXECUTIVE SESSION ……………………………………………………………………………. 2

OPEN SESSION ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 2

INTRODUCTION OF BOARD MEMBERS ……………………………………………… 2

REVIEW OF THE APRIL BOARD MEETING MINUTES……………………….. 3

REVIEW OF LICENSE APPLICATIONS ……………………………………………….. 3

LICENSURE REPORT …………………………………………………………………………….. 3

DENTAL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3

DENTAL HYGIENE ………………………………………………………………………………….. 4

DENTAL ASSISTANT RADIOGRAPHER ………………………………………………….. 4

REGIONAL BOARD DENTAL APPLICATION(S) ………………………………….. 4

REGIONAL BOARD DENTAL HYGIENE APPLICATION(S) ………………… 5

GRADUATES OF UNACCREDITED DENTAL COLLEGES

LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES …………………………………………. 5

LIMITED RESIDENT’S LICENSE APPLICATION(S) …………………………….. 5

LIMITED TEACHING LICENSE APPLICATION(S) …………………………………7

LIMITED CONTINUING EDUCATION LICENSE APPLICATION(S) ……..7

DENTAL APPLICATION(S) WITH SPECIALTY DESIGNATION …………….8

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LIMITED RESIDENT LICENSURE ………………………………………………………… 27

LAW AND RULES REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT…………………………….. 27

CORONAL POLISHING …………………………………………………………………………… 27

POLICY COMMITTEE REPORT …………………………………………………………….. 28

TREATMENT CENTER APPROVAL COMMITTEE REPORT………………… 28

WAIVER COMMITTEE REPORT…………………………………………………………….. 29

SECRETARY’S EXPENSE REPORT ………………………………………………………… 29

OFFICE EXPENSE REPORT………………………………………………………………………. 29

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT………………………………………………………… 29

 

OHIO STATE DENTAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

JUNE 2, 2004 PAGE 28

Motion by Dr. Vesoulis, second by Dr. McDonald, to rescind the “Policy Regarding The Use Of Sargenti Paste And Other Paraformaldehyde-Containing Endodontic Filling Materials And Sealers.”

Roll call vote.

Motion carried unanimously.