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State Licensure for the International Dentists

Dentists educated outside the United States and Canada may take steps to obtain a license to practice dentistry in the United States. The state dental licensure process consists of numerous requirements and can be complex. The ADA has compiled essential resources into one publication to help navigate the licensure process. The new 2015 version is now available. Save hours of frustrating research by accessing the only comprehensive resource available that provides information about the state dental licensure process: The ADA Practical Guide for International Dentists: U.S. Dental Licensure and Testing Requirements (e - P801D).

The downloadable e-book is available through the ADA online catalog and contains valuable information as well as answers questions about:
  • admission to the United States
  • state licensure requirements
  • applying to a dental education or advanced dental education program
  • written and clinical licensing examinations
  • employment opportunities

Before you purchase the guide, download and preview the table of contents below and see for yourself how this comprehensive and affordable resource will assist you.

  • Table of Contents (PDF) for the The ADA Guide for International Dentists: U.S. Dental Licensure and Testing Requirements

Remember to check with the individual state dental board to get the most up-to-date information about dental licensure in a particular state. To get started, visit the state dental boards page and click on the state where you seek licensure.