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ASBDE - Licensure

Licensure by Examination

A dentist who has been licensed and practicing for less than five (5) years, and desires to practice dentistry in the State of Arkansas, may apply to the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners for a license to practice pursuant to the following requirements:

*The Board office will not discuss your application with anyone other than you. Feel free to contact the Board office with questions about your application at 501-682-2085 or via email at asbde@arkansas.gov.

"When will I receive my license?" That is a question that is commonly asked of the Board office, and we are unable to answer that question.

Please be assured that once your application is complete, you will be issued a license via email with a wall certificate to follow in the mail. If your address has changed between the time that you submitted your application and the time that you receive your email issuing you a license, please notify the Board office of your address change. The cost to remake your wall certificate is $25.

 

Licensure by Credentials

A dentist who has been licensed and practicing continuously for the past five (5) years or more, and desires to practice dentistry in the State of Arkansas, may apply to the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners for a license to practice pursuant to the following requirements:

After your application is completed, you must present yourself before the Board during one of its regularly scheduled meetings for a personal interview. During the meeting, the Board will review your application and approve or deny your application for licensure. You will receive confirmation (via mail or email) informing you of the date and time of your interview.

*Please note the following:

To be eligible for licensure by credentials, you must be currently licensed in the state from which you are applying, and must have practiced continuously for a period of five (5) years immediately prior to applying. To be considered as practicing "continuously," you must have actively practiced dentistry for a minimum of 1000 hours per year for the two calendar years immediately prior to the date of application. The qualifying hours of clinical practice must have been performed in the most current jurisdiction from where the application is being made. You may have participated in a post-graduate dental/medical education program during the five years in order to satisfy the five-year practice requirement.

Secondly, the Board office will not discuss your application with anyone other than you. Feel free to contact the Board office with questions about your application at 501-682-2085 or via email at asbde@arkansas.gov.

 

Speciality Licensure Requirements

Links:

Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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