The dispute resolution/mediation system has been able to satisfactorily resolve the majority of complaints received, and they are usually resolved with far less time and expense than they would be if they were taken to the State Board.
The first step in the process is to make sure that your dentist is a member of Az DA. To find out if your dentist is a member, please click on the link to go to the page and complete the search or call 480.344.5777.
ARS 41-1030(F) This section does not abrogate the immunity provided by section 12-820.01 or 12-820.02.
In most cases, it's best to try to resolve the dispute directly with the dentist.
ARS 41-1030(D) This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against the state.
The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against the state for a violation of this section.
If you answer "no" to the question, "Are you a citizen or national of the United States?
" the system will give you the opportunity to upload documents but will NOT actually upload your documents.
A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the agency's adopted personnel policy.The Mediation Process The Arizona Dental Association (Az DA) has established a dispute resolution system called "mediation" to help resolve a disagreement about dental treatment.Mediation provides an impartial and easily accessible means for resolving misunderstandings regarding the appropriateness or quality of care and, in certain instances, about the fees charged for dental treatment.Make sure your category hours add up to the at least the minimum total number of hours required which is 72 for Dentists and Dental Consultants, 54 for Dental Hygienists and 36 for Denturists.NEW REQUIREMENT: Of the total number of continuing education hours you claim, you must fill in the number of hours completed by "self-study" activities. If your initial license issue date is between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 you will not be required to complete a CE Affidavit.