The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure launched an interactive map in an effort to assist dentists with keeping track of current initial licensure requirements by state.
The map highlights the varying requirements for dental licensure in the 50 states and Puerto Rico, while also demonstrating the complexity of dental licensure and the need for licensure reform.
Members may use the map by selecting or hovering over a state to see which exams or credentials are accepted. Dentists can also select a state and download a PDF that contains the regulatory licensure provisions for dentists, including both licensure by examination and licensure by credentials. The map includes contact information of each state dental board and where to find their detailed requirements.