The board shall annually elect from its membership a president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer and may employ staff members who are not members of the board. The board shall have a common seal. The board shall hold an annual meeting for the purpose of transacting its business and examinations, and additional meetings at such times and places as the board may designate. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting except that in conducting hearings involving any of the penalties outlined in Section 34-9-18, no less than five members of the board shall be present. In conducting hearings involving any of the penalties outlined in Section 34-9-18, a majority of the board may appoint any former member of the board who for such purposes shall have all the powers and privileges of such office as a regular board member possesses. In conducting or participating in exams, a majority of the board may appoint any former member of the board or such other licensed practicing dentists from a jurisdiction recognized by the board who for such purposes shall have all the powers and privileges of such office as a regular board member possesses. Out of the funds of the board the members thereof shall receive as compensation a sum to be fixed by the board for each day actively engaged in the duties of their office, and in addition board members shall receive the same per diem and travel allowance as is paid by law to state employees for each day actively engaged in the duties of their office. The secretary-treasurer shall receive such compensation as may be fixed by the board, which shall be in addition to his or her per diem and expenses, provided no per diem or expenses shall be allowed unless his or her duties require his or her absence from his or her office. The secretary shall receive such compensation as may be fixed by the board. The secretary-treasurer shall be custodian of all property, money, records and the official seal of the board. All money received by the board under this chapter shall be paid to and received by the secretary-treasurer of the board. The secretary-treasurer shall deposit to the credit of the board all funds paid to the board in a bank selected by its members. The board is authorized to expend such funds as shall be necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter; to pay salaries, expenses and other costs herein provided; to promote the arts and science of dentistry; and for such other purposes as the board shall consider to be in the best interest of dentistry in this state. All the costs herein provided for shall be paid by checks drawn by the secretary-treasurer and countersigned by the president of the board; except the board may authorize the administrative secretary or the executive director to sign checks for costs that do not exceed a monetary limit to be set by the board in its rules. Should the property be other than money, the secretary-treasurer shall provide for the safekeeping thereof for the use of the board. All money, including license fees, annual renewal license certificate fees, examination fees and any and all other fees and receipts under the provisions of this chapter, are hereby appropriated to the board to be used as herein provided.
Last modified: May 3, 2021