Variance for Andres J. Torres, D.D.S. The Notice of Petition for Variance was published in Vol. 32, No. 22, of the June 2, 2006, Florida Administrative Weekly. The Board considered the Petition at a duly-noticed public meeting held on June 23, 2006. ...  

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    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
    Board of Dentistry

    The Board of Dentistry hereby gives notice of the issuance of an Order regarding the Petition for Variance for Andres J. Torres, D.D.S. The Notice of Petition for Variance was published in Vol. 32, No. 22, of the June 2, 2006, Florida Administrative Weekly. The Board considered the Petition at a duly-noticed public meeting held on June 23, 2006.

    The Board’s Order, filed on July 11, 2006, grants the Petition for Variance or Waiver, finding that Petitioner complied with Section 120.542(2), Florida Statutes as he demonstrated that the purpose of the underlying statute, Section 466.006, Florida Statutes, will be achieved or has been achieved by other means as evidenced by his dental degree from the Pontifical Xaverian Univeristy of Bogota, Colombia, his Master of Science of Dentistry Degree from Indiana Univeristy, his completion of a one (1) year fellowship in implant dentistry at the Loma Linda University Dental School, and his licenses to practice dentistry in Arizona and California. Petitioner complied with Section 120.542(2), Florida Statutes, because he demonstrated that strict application of subsection 64B5-2.0146(2), Florida Administrative Code, would create a substantial hardship by having a significant economic impact on Petitioner because he will not be able to be employed as a dentist and will be required to continue to pay tuition to participate in additional supplemental education programs, despite possessing a Master of Science of Dentistry Degree from Indiana University and completing one (1) year fellowship in implant dentistry at the Loma Linda University Dental School.

    A copy of the Board’s Order may be obtained by contacting: Sue Foster, Executive Director, Board of Dentistry, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C08, Tallahassee, Florida 32399- 3258.

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Contact:
Sue Foster, Executive Director, Board of Dentistry, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C08, Tallahassee, Florida 32399- 3258.
Related Rules: (1)
64B5-2.0146. Licensure Requirements for Applicants from Non-Accredited Schools or Colleges