Title 43, Chapter 11, Section 52
(a) This Code section shall be known and may be cited as the
"Georgia Volunteers in Dentistry Act."
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board may issue
a special license to qualifying dentists under the terms and
conditions set forth in this Code section. The special license may
only be issued to a person who is retired from the practice of
dentistry and not currently engaged in such practice either full
time or part time and has, prior to retirement, maintained full
licensure in good standing in dentistry in this state.
(c) The special licensee shall be permitted to practice dentistry
only in the noncompensated employ of public agencies or
institutions, not for profit agencies, not for profit institutions,
nonprofit corporations, or not for profit associations which provide
dentistry services only to indigent patients in areas which are
underserved by dentists or critical need population areas of the
state, as determined by the board.
(d) The person applying for the special license under this Code
section shall submit to the board a notarized statement from the
employing agency, institution, corporation, or association on a form
prescribed by the board, whereby he or she agrees unequivocally not
to receive compensation for any dentistry services he or she may
render while in possession of the special license.
(e) The examination by the board, any application fees, and all
licensure and renewal fees may be waived for the holder of the
special license under this Code section.
(f) If, at the time application is made for the special license, the
dentist is not in compliance with the continuing education
requirements established by the board for dentists in this state,
the dentist may be issued a nonrenewable temporary license to
practice for six months provided the applicant is otherwise
qualified for such license.
(g) The liability of persons practicing dentistry under and in compliance with a special license issued under this Code section and the liability of their employers for such practice shall be governed by Code Section 51-1-29.1.
(h) This Code section, being in derogation of the common law, shall
be strictly construed.