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DENTAL LICENSURE FOR FOREIGN-EDUCATED APPLICANTS


A dentist with an education in dentistry from a foreign country must complete the following to qualify for a license:


1.  Must meet the requirements for general licensure in Texas.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL LICENSURE

2.  Be a graduate of a dental school, and

3.  Successfully pass the Joint Commission on National Dental Examination (Parts I and II).  Contact the National Board for fee information. 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL DENTAL EXAMINATION PARTS I AND II
The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago , Illinois 60611-2637
800-232-1694
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4.  Successfully complete training in an American Dental Association (ADA) approved specialty education program that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation that consists of at least two years of training as specified by the Council on Dental Education.  Please contact the school for fee information.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A LIST OF SPECIALTY PROGRAMS RECOGNIZED BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION AND THE TEXAS DENTAL BOARD

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.

5.  After completion of a CODA-accredited specialty residency education program, foreign graduates are required to request approval from the Texas Dental Board to take a general dentistry regional clinical examination.

      To request approval to take a regional examining board: 

1.     Submit the Request for Regional Examining Board Approval Form.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGIONAL BOARD REQUEST FORM

2.     Submit proof of graduation from a dental school.  (Translated to English)

3.     Submit proof of graduation from an ADA-approved two-year specialty training program.

4.     The Texas Dental Board charges no fee for this request.

If the international dentist has submitted the aforementioned documents, the SBDE will issue a letter to the international dentist and to the regional board of choice granting approval to take the regional examining board.

Exceptions:     If the international dentist has not graduated from the specialty program yet plans to take a regional clinical exam soon after graduating from the specialty program, the dentist may submit a letter signed by the specialty training program director stating that the international dentist will graduate from the specialty program on (future date).  This letter should be included with the SBDE Request for Regional Examining Board Approval Form and proof of graduation from a dental school. 

Regional Clinical Examining Boards
Below is a list of the Regional Clinical Examining Boards that the Texas Dental Board recognizes.  Contact each board for examination fees.
Western Regional Examining Board (WREB)
Website:  www.wreb.org
Phone:  (602) 944-3315
General Dentistry Clinical Examination results must be dated within five years.  Results dated within five year do not need to be notarized.

Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS)
Website:  www.crdts.org
Phone:  (785) 273-0380
General Dentistry Clinical Examination results must be dated within five years.  Exam results must be notarized.  Perio component must be taken.

North East Regional Board (NERB) 
Website:  www.nerb.org
Phone:  (301) 563-3300
General Dentistry Clinical Examination results must be dated within five years.  Exam results must be notarized.  Perio component must be taken.

Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA)
Website:  www.srta.org
Phone:  (757) 318-9082
General Dentistry Clinical Examination results must be dated within five years.  Exam results must be notarized.  Perio component must be taken.

Council on Interstate Testing Agencies  (CITA)
Website:  www.citaexam.com
Phone:  (919) 460-7750
General Dentistry Clinical Examination results must be dated within five years.  Exam results must be notarized.  Perio component must be taken.

 6.  Applying for the Texas Dental License.

International Dentists apply for a license using the Licensure by Examination Application.  The fee is $475.00.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TEXAS DENTAL LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION APPLICATION
International dentists are required to complete the same process for licensure by examination like that of U.S. dentists and they must include a copy of their 2-year specialty training certificate with their application package. 

This includes submitting the following to the Texas Dental Board:
-  Dental Licensure by Examination Application
-  Application Fee of $475.00
-  Copy of Birth Certificate, naturalization papers, or passport that indicates date of birth.
-  Proof of successful completion of National Board Examinations (Parts I and II).  A notarized copy is acceptable.
-  Proof of successful completion of ADA two-year Specialty Residency Certificate of Completion.
-  Proof of successful completion of a General Dentistry Clinical Examination.  A notarized copy is acceptable.
-  If you hold a license in another state within the United States, a verification/certification of licensure with an official seal is required.
-  Copy of current (as indicated on your card) Basic Life Support (CPR) Card.
-  Copy of Social Security Card.
-  Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE FINGERPRINT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
-  Proof of completion of the Texas Jurisprudence Assessment taken within 12 months of submitting your application for licensure. 
   CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE JURISPRUDENCE ASSESSMENT

 


 
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