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Frequently Asked Questions



  1. How often does the Board conduct the dental and dental hygiene examinations?
  2. Am I required to take the Practical Exam if I am a practicing dentist in another state?
  3. I am a foreign-trained dentist. Can I receive a dental license in Delaware?
  4. How do I get a letter of good standing or verification sent to another state?
  5. Can I find out where a dentist went to school and completed his or her residency?
  6. Is it necessary to receive prior approval for continuing professional education?
  7. Where do I get my x-ray certification?
  8. Does Delaware require licensure for Dental Assistants?

Answers

 

How often does the Board conduct the dental and dental hygiene examinations?

Answer: See Examinations for complete information.

 

Am I required to take the Practical Exam if I am a practicing dentist in another state?

Answer: Yes. All applicants must sit for the Practical Examination regardless of years in practice.

 

I am a foreign-trained dentist. Can I receive a dental license in Delaware?

Answer: Delaware law, 24 Del. C. ยง1122(a)(1), requires all applicants to have a degree in dentistry (DDS, DMD) from a dental college or university accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA). Currently, the ADA has not accredited any schools outside the United States and Canada.

 

How do I get a letter of good standing or verification sent to another state?

Answer: See Request Written Verification.

 

Can I find out where a dentist went to school and completed his or her residency?

Answer: Yes. The Board office can provide this information upon request.

 

Is it necessary to receive prior approval for continuing professional education?

Answer: No. While pre-approval is not required, you may file a Request for Approval of Continuing Education Course, following the instructions on the form, to ensure that you will meet the continuing education requirements for renewal. For complete information on the continuing education requirements, see Section 6.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.

 

Where do I get my x-ray certification?

Answer: The Division of Public Health, Office of Radiation Control, has jurisdiction.

 

Does Delaware require licensure for Dental Assistants?

Answer: No.


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