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How is NCCDP funded?

The program is mainly funded by a small portion of the licensing fees that the dental professional submits to the NC State Board of Dental Examiners. Additional funds come from monitoring fees and donors including the NC Dental Society. The NCCDP is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

What happens to the referred dental professional? Is his/her dental or hygienist license in jeopardy?

If the dental professional who is licensed in North Carolina is not already known to the NC State Board of Dental Examiners Board he/she will remain anonymous so long as they voluntarily submit to a professional evaluation and the NCCDP can establish that they are safe to practice. The NCCDP will monitor the dental professional either through a Participation Agreement or a Service Agreement.

Under what circumstances is an anonymous referral reported to the NC State Board of Dental Examiners?

Anonymity will be broken if the participant:
(1) Constitutes an imminent danger to the public or himself;
(2) Refuses to cooperate with the program, refuses to submit to treatment, or is still impaired after treatment;
(3) Or if it reasonably appears there are other grounds for disciplinary action. This decision is made in conjunction with the NCCDP’s Compliance Committee.

What is a Caduceus meeting?

Caduceus groups are 12-Step fellowship meetings specifically for medical professionals. Information about meeting locations will be provided if you contact the NCCDP office.