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Dentist-FQHC Provisional License



When to Apply

You should only apply for this type of dental licensure if you are a dentist who is contracted to practice at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Delaware. The Dentist-FQHC Provisional license allows you to practice dentistry in Delaware…

  • before you have passed the three examinations required for full Dentist licensure
  • only at the FQHC named on the license
  • only under the general supervision of a Delaware-licensed dentist

Because FQHC is a “temporary pathway” to full licensure as a Dentist, you must submit both Dentist and Dentist-FQHC online applications in DELPROS, the online portal. First, submit the Dentist application, processing fee, exam fee and documentation. Then, submit the Dentist-FQHC application, processing fee, and FQHC documentation in DELPROS. The licensure requirements are the same, with the exception of the FQHC information and the timing of when you can take the examinations. Therefore, you have to submit both applications, all exam and license fees separately, but the supporting documentation only once. For additional information and requirements for the Dentist license, see the Dentist License webpage.


Information about the Dentist-FQHC Provisional License

The Dentist-FQHC Provisional license is valid only for two years from the date it is issued. It is not renewable.

During the two-year period that the license is valid, you…

  • are allowed practice dentistry under the general supervision of a Delaware-licensed dentist at a FQHC.
  • must take the Delaware Practical Board Examination at least once during the first year after your Dentist-FQHC Provisional license is issued.
  • must pass all three examinations required for full Dentist licensure – the Delaware Practical Board Examination, the Delaware Jurisprudence Examination, and the National Board Examination – before your Dentist-FQHC Provisional license expires. All applicants for Dentist licensure, regardless of years in practice, are required to pass the Delaware Practical Board Examination in dentistry and the Delaware Jurisprudence Examination in addition to the National Board Examination. For more information about the all of the exams, see Examinations webpage.


Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.


PRIOR TO APPLYING

In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account. To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:

  1. Go to: https://delpros.delaware.gov/OH_HomePage.
  2. Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
  3. If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
  4. If you already have a DELPROS user account, enter your email address and password on the right side for EXISTING USERS and click the LOGIN button.

DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.

  • If you do not submit your application within six months of starting it, you will be required to restart the entire online application again.

You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.


KNOW YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND COLLECT YOUR DOCUMENTS

  1. Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
  2. Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.


ATTACHING AND ACKNOWLEDGING DOCUMENTS

On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:

  • either “attach” or “upload” the required document(s) directly to your application. This means you will find the document(s) saved on your computer or device and upload it to your application.
  • click “acknowledge” . This means you will either have to mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
    • Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state.
  • Forms requiring a supervisor signature, seal, or notary may have to be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document.

The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


Requirements

As the applicant, it is your responsibility – not the responsibility of the FQHC – to submit the documents listed below.   A Dentist-FQHC Provisional license will not be issued until the Board office receives the documents listed below. Do not begin working at a Delaware FQHC until a Dentist-FQHC Provisional license is issued to you.

Remember, you must submit both the Dentist-FQHC and the Dentist applications, processing and exam fees, and supporting documentation in DELPROS.

The required supporting documentation that you must submit for the Dentist-FQHC application is:

  • A copy of your employment contract with the FQHC.
  • A Statement of Supervision form, sent directly from the FQHC to the Board office. Both the FQHC’s director and your supervising dentist must complete and sign the form in the presence of a notary.


Exam Requirements After Dentist-FQHC Provisional License Issuance

During the two-year period that your Dentist-FQHC Provisional License is valid, you must meet the examination requirements for a Delaware Dentist license. The Board may deny you full Dentist licensure if you fail to meet these requirements. For additional details on the exams, see Examinations webpage.

  • Reminder:  You must take the exam at least once during the first year after issuance of the Dentist-FQHC Provisional License. The deadlines are December 1 for the January exam and May 1 for the June exam.

 


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