Title 43, Chapter 11, Section 40
(a)(1) Applicants for a license to practice dentistry must have
received a doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) degree or a doctor of
dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree from a dental school accredited by
the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental
Association or its successor agency, if any. Those applicants who
have received a doctoral degree in dentistry from a dental school
not so accredited must comply with the following requirements in
order to submit an application for licensure:
(A) Successful completion at an accredited dental school of the
last two years of a program leading to the doctor of dental
surgery (D.D.S.) or doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree;
(B) Certification by the dean of the accredited dental school
where such supplementary program was taken that the candidate
has achieved the same level of didactic and clinical competency
as expected of a graduate of the school.
(2) The board may establish by rule or regulation the requirements
for documentation of an applicant's educational and personal
qualifications for licensure.
(3) In order to be granted a license under this part, all
applicants must successfully pass the board examination, which
shall be administered in the English language.
(b) All applications to the board for a license shall be made
through the division director, who shall then submit all such
applications to the board for review and approval. These
applications shall be received by the division director not later
than 45 days before the date set for the next session of the board.
(c) Subject to the provisions of subsection (a) of Code Section 43-11-47, applicants who have met the requirements of subsection (a) of this Code section and who have successfully passed the board examination shall be granted licenses to practice dentistry.