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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. Each state has its own rules and regulations for dental licensure that are determined by the state dental board. 

To get started visit the Dental Licensure Map and select the state where you want to practice dentistry. You will have access to the most up to date state board information, initial dental licensure requirements, as well as clinical exam information.

Also, you may find useful information on the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) website for internationally trained dentist and students, including a directory of advanced standing programs and information about the application process.