Practicing Dentistry Without a License

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Texas Law
Occupations Code
Title 3. Health Professions
Subtitle d. Dentistry
Chapter 256. Licensing of dentists and dental hygienists
Subchapter a. Issuance of license to practice dentistry
Sec. 256.001. License required.
A person may not practice or offer to practice dentistry or dental surgery or Represent that the person practices dentistry unless the person holds a license Issued by the board.

Occupations Code
Title 3. Health Professions
Subtitle d. Dentistry
Chapter 264. Penalties and Enforcement Provisions
Subchapter d. Criminal Penalty
Sec. 264.151. Criminal Penalties.
(a) a person commits an offense if the person violates section 256.001.
An offense under this subsection is a felony of the third degree.
Each day of a violation is a separate offense.

Texas Penal Code
Third degree felony range of punishment
§ 12.34. third degree felony punishment.
(a) an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree shall be punished By imprisonment in the institutional division for any term of not more than 10 years or less than 2 years.
(b) in addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.

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