[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Buffalo 3-20-2007, effective 3-29-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Common Council of the City of Buffalo hereby finds that the unlawful and unauthorized practice of dentistry, including the fabrication and application of dental prostheses, including "grills," poses a significant risk to the public health, safety, and welfare.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
- An office, shop, store, or place conducting business in the City of Buffalo.
- PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY
- The practice of the profession of dentistry as diagnosing, treating, operating, or prescribing for any disease, pain, injury, deformity, or physical condition of the oral and maxillofacial area related to restoring and maintaining dental health. The practice of dentistry includes the prescribing and fabrication of dental prostheses and appliances. The practice of dentistry may include performing physical evaluations in conjunction with the provision of dental treatment.
Only a person licensed or otherwise authorized to practice under Article 133 of the Education Law shall practice dentistry in the City of Buffalo.
No establishment in the City of Buffalo shall allow a person who is unlicensed or unauthorized under Article 133 of the Education Law to engage in the practice of dentistry.
Any individual, entity, or establishment found in violation of any provision of this chapter shall be reported to the New York State Board for Dentistry and may be deemed in violation of the Code of the City of Buffalo, and may be subjected to those penalties as provided in § 1-15 of the Charter and Code of the City of Buffalo.