State wise exemption for licence to work in USA after dental residency for a FTD. USA-8

Updated: Feb 6


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DISCLAIMER This is a list compiled by me from researching each of the states regulation , and what from my understanding the experts from the paragraph copied here - I am not sure of this and is subject to change , kindly contact the departments directly before making any decisions . This is only to make your research easier . If you find any mistakes or if I have missed any you may know about kindly let me know.



1. CALIFORNIA


Dental Board of California 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550 Sacramento, CA 95815

Phone: (916) 263-2140

Contact: dentalboard@dca.ca.gov


California has 3 types of exceptions 1. Licensure by Credential 2 .Licensure by Residency - On February 1, 2008 the Office of Administrative Law approved the Board’s Emergency regulations implementing SB 683, qualification for dental licensure on the basis of completion of a minimum of 12 months of a general practice residency or advanced education in general dentistry program approved by the ADA’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). 3.Licensure by Portfolio

2.CONNECTICUT


Department of Public Health Dental Licensing 410 Capitol Ave, MS# 12 APP P.O. Box 340308 Hartford, CT 06134

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Contact: dph.dentalteam@ct.gov


  • Successfully completed not less than two years of graduate dental training as a resident dentist in a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and

  • Successfully completed at a level greater than the second post-graduate year, at least three additional years of residency or fellowship training accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in school of dentistry in Connecticut OR has served as a full-time faculty member for at least three years in a school of dentistry in Connecticut while holding a provisional license issued by this office;

3.DELAWARE


Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Cannon Building, Suite 203 861 Silver Lake Blvd. Dover, DE 19904

Phone: (302) 744-4500

Contact: customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov


  • If you have been in a CODA-approved specialty residency of less than four years, submit proof (such as a letter from the sponsoring institution) that the program you are in to meets the goals, objectives, proficiencies and competencies set forth in Standard 2.4 of the CODA Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education Programs in General Practice Residency, ©2007 (Section 4.3 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations), and to includes a rotation of at least 70 hours in anesthesia and a rotation of at least 70 hours in medicine.


4.FLORIDA


Florida Board of Dentistry 4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-08 Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258

Phone: (850) 245-4474

  • If an applicant is a graduate of a dental college or school not accredited in accordance with paragraph (2)(b) or of a dental college or school not approved by the board, the applicant is not entitled to take the examinations required in this section to practice dentistry until she or he satisfies one of the following:

  • Completes a program of study, as defined by the board by rule, at an accredited American dental school and demonstrates receipt of a D.D.S. or D.M.D. from said school; or Submits proof of having successfully completed at least 2 consecutive academic years at a full-time supplemental general dentistry program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. This program must provide didactic and clinical education at the level of a D.D.S. or D.M.D. program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation


5. GEORGIA


Georgia Board of Dentistry 2 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 651-8000


  • In addition to the requirements in Section (1), those applicants who have received a doctoral degree in dentistry from a dental school not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, or its successor agency, if any, must provide the following in order to complete their application.

  • Proof of successful completion at an ADA-accredited dental school approved by the board of the last two years of a pre-doctoral program as a full-time student under the conditions required of other full-time students, except as excused or limited in the manner that any other student's participation would be excused or limited by state and federal law, and receipt of the doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) or doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree


6.ILLINOIS

Department of Financial & Professional Regulation 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (888) 473-4858


For graduates from a dental college or school outside of the United States or Canada: 1) Certification of graduation from a dental college or school; and 2) Clinical Training A) Certification from an approved dental college or school in the United States or Canada that the applicant has completed a minimum of 2 years of clinical training at the school in which the applicant met the same level of scientific knowledge and clinical competence as all graduates from that school or college. The 2 years of clinical training shall consist of: i) 2850 clock hours completed in 2 academic years for full-time applicants; or ii) 2850 clock hours completed in 4 years with a minimum of 700 hours per year for part-time applicants

7.KENTUCKY


Kentucky Board of Dentistry 312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 101 Louisville, Kentucky 40222

Phone: (502) 429-7280


  • To be eligible to apply for full licensure as a foreign trained dentist (i.e., trained at a non-CODA accredited institution), you must meet the following requirements with no exceptions:

  • Successfully completed two (2) years of post-graduate training in a CODA accredited general dentistry program

8.MARYLAND


Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners Spring Grove Hospital Center Benjamin Rush Building 55 Wade Avenue/Tulip Drive Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: (410) 402-8501

Contact: mdh.mddentalboard@maryland.gov

  • Proof satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has successfully completed at least a 2- year pediatric dentistry residency program at a dental school or a hospital authorized by any state and which is recognized by the Board; Proof satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has successfully completed a pediatric dental fellowship at the University of Maryland Dental School; Proof satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has successfully completed the applicant's contractual obligation to provide pediatric dental services for at least 2 years in a:

o Public health dental clinic operated by the State or a county or municipality of the State;

o Federally qualified health center; or

o Maryland qualified health center


9.MICHIGAN ALSO CHECK THEIR OPTIONS FOR DENTISTS


Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Professional Licensing Ottawa Building 611 W. Ottawa P.O. Box 30004 Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 241-0199

Contact: bplhelp@michigan.gov


  • State of Michigan requires foreign graduates of dental programs not approved by the American Dental Association to take an additional 2-year course in a U.S. or Canadian accredited dental program or a dental specialty program approved by the board.

  • The two year degree program is commonly referred to as an Advanced Standing Program. You will earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Michigan’s two schools of dentistry offer such a program:

  1. University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry’s Accelerated Dental Program

  2. University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s

  • Internationally Trained Dentist Program Alternatively, you may seek a 2 year master’s degree or obtain a certificate in one of the dental specialty areas recognized in Michigan: endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology or oral and maxillofacial pathology, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics.


10.NEW JERSEY


New Jersey Board of Dentistry P.O. Box 45005 Newark, New Jersey

Phone: (973) 504-6405


An applicant for dental licensure who graduated from a dental school that has not been approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation shall have completed at least two years of study at a dental school, college or department of a university approved by the Commission of Dental Accreditation, with a dental degree having been conferred by such institution. A student who is enrolled in a post-graduate program for the awarding of a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Standing (CAGS) or its equivalent, at a Commission on Dental Accreditation-approved dental school, shall not be required to obtain a resident permit. This individual shall be identified as a student.



11.NEW YORK


NY State Education Department Office of the Professions 89 Washington Avenue Albany, New York 12234-1000

Phone at 518-474-3817 ext. 550 Contact - dentbd@nysed.gov


  • Contact the department by Where a program of dental education is completed in an unregistered and non accredited foreign dental school as provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this section,

  • the applicant shall complete not less than two academic years of study satisfactory to the department in a registered or accredited dental school program including such subjects as may be necessary for certification by such registered or accredited school that the candidate has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate of the school.

12.OHIO


Ohio State Dental Board 77 S. High Street, 17th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215-6135

Phone: (614) 466-2580

Contact: dental.board@den.ohio.gov


  • Must have completed a dental residency program accredited or approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and administered by an accredited dental college or hospital in lieu of taking or passing an accepted Regional Board examination


13 .OREGON Oregon Board of Dentistry 1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 770 Portland, OR 97201

Phone: (971) 673-3200

Contact: Ingrid.nye@state.or.us


  • Foreign trained graduates of dental programs may apply for the dental licensure examination, providing the applicant meets the board’s requirements, by rule, as will reasonably assure that an applicant’s training and education are sufficient for licensure.

14. TENNESSEE


Tennessee Board of Dentistry 665 Mainstream Drive Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 532-5073


  • In addition to completing the process described in paragraph (1), an applicant for limited licensure: Shall cause to be submitted, directly from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (www.ece.org) to the Board Administrative Office, a “Course-By-Course Evaluation Report” that indicates the applicant has successfully completed the equivalent of four (4) years of study in a dentistry program in the United States; and (c) Shall cause to be submitted, directly from the educational institution to the Board Administrative Office, certification of successful completion of a graduate training program in a recognized specialty branch of dentistry from an advanced specialty program accredited by the American Dental Association;

15.TEXAS


Texas State Board of Dental Examiners William P. Hobby Building 333 Guadalupe Street Tower 3, Suite 800 Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 463-6400


  • In addition to the general qualifications for licensure by examination, an applicant who is a graduate of a non-accredited school must present proof that the applicant;

  • Has graduated from dental school that is not CODA-accredited;

  • Has successfully completed training in an ADA-approved speciality in a CODAaccredited education program that consists of at least two years of training as specified by the Council on Dental Education. Recognized Specialties: Endodontics, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Public Health, or Prosthodontics.

  • Programs Not Accepted/Not Recognized by the Texas Dental Board include: ​General Practice Residency (GPR) will not be recognized in lieu of completing a Regional Clinical Examination. Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) will not be recognized in lieu of completing a Regional Clinical Examination.


16.VIRGINIA


Virginia Board of Dentistry Perimeter Center 9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300 Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 367-4538

Contact: denbd@dph.virgnia.gov

  • You must be a graduate and a holder of a diploma or a certificate from a dental program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA) or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC), which consist of either a pre-doctoral dental education program or at least a 12-month post-doctoral advanced general dentistry program or a post-doctoral dental education program of at least 24 months in any other specialty that includes a clinical component.


17.WASHINGTON


Washington State Department of Health Kent Regional Office 20425 72nd Avenue South, Building 2, Suite 310 Kent, WA 98032

Phone: (800) 525-0127


  • Graduates from non-accredited dental schools must also meet the requirements outlined in WAC 246-817-160.

  • Evidence of successful completion of at least two additional predoctoral or postdoctoral academic years of dental education. Official school transcript or letter from school verifying education is required.

  • Additional predoctoral or postdoctoral dental education completed before July 1, 2018, must be obtained at a dental school in the United States or Canada, approved, conditionally or provisionally, by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

  • Additional predoctoral or postdoctoral dental education completed after July 1, 2018, must be obtained in a dental program in the United States or Canada, approved, conditionally or provisionally, by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and include clinical training.


18.WISCONSIN


Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 4822 Madison Yards Way Madison, WI 53705

Phone: (608) 266-2112

  • An applicant for a license as a dentist who is a graduate of a foreign dental school shall submit all of the following to the board:

  • Evidence satisfactory to the board of having graduated from a foreign dental school. The information required in sub. (1) (a) to (d), (f) and (g). (d) Evidence of one of the following:

  • Verification of having been awarded a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited dental school.

  • Verification of having received a dental diploma, degree or certificate from a full time, undergraduate supplemental dental education program of at least two academic years at an accredited dental school. The program must provide didactic and clinical education to the level of a DDS or DMD graduate.