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Additional Licensure Resources for Students

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Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations

ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure
800.621.8099, ext. 2698

ADA Office of Student Affairs
800.621.8099, ext. 7470

ADA New Dentist Committee
800.621.8099, ext. 2779

Other Resources

American Student Dental Association (ASDA)
800.621.8099, ext. 2795

ASDA Council on Licensure
The mission of the Council on Licensure is to provide leadership in the area of dental licensure by educating members about the licensure process. The Council also maintains collaborative relationships with licensure-communities of interest and actively pursues opportunities to move ASDA’s licensure agenda forward. Members can access updates on the Council’s on under the "Leadership" tab, as well as find their Council representatives.

ASDA Chapter Licensure Representative (LR)
ASDA developed this new chapter-level position to help members stay informed on the licensure information and resources, specifically those at the state level. The LR will be current on ASDA, local and statewide licensure policies and relay this information to the local members. The LR will also communicate these local issues to the Council Chair of Licensure and direct members to ASDA resources regarding licensure requirements. The second delegate, alternate delegate, or other interested member at each ASDA chapter could serve as its LR.

Licensure Policies on
Turn to under the "Issues" tab for information on licensure, including ASDA’s policies and efforts to impact legislation. You can also access links to the state dental boards, among other resources.

Dental School and Dental Society Support
Many dental schools and dental societies offer support before, during, and after the clinical boards. In addition to the remediation programs available at many of the dental schools, some schools offer pre-graduation exams and mock boards to help in your preparation.

Some dental societies offer programs to help you prepare for your exam such as seminars, which give tips on taking the boards and board review luncheons. In addition, to help make the examination process as pleasant as possible, many dental societies offer lunch/refreshments at the boards, "survival kits" at the boards, as well as massages.