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Check this out y'all! Kind of cool!

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Yah-E, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

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  3. I don't think I'd be all that excited if I were in NY or planned to practice there...I think I'd prefer to take the exam and have the CHOICE of weather or not to do a residency. But it's without a doubt that the extra training will produce better clinicians. But a mandatory five years? ugh. Just my thoughts. :)
  4. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    I think it's cool in several fold:

    1) First - extra training =&gt; better dentist

    2) Second - if you're from out of state and want to practice in NY, then you don't have to worry about taking their licensure exam, NERB, if you've had the one year post-graduate training

    3) Third - this reform may mark a precedent for future licensure in other states

    I strongly feel that this NY licensure reform will place an impact on all of us since a lot of us will graduate in years 2006 or 2007, by that time, many other states may follow suit!

    Some to think about:

    If this reform requires an additional year of training, then does that mean more loans? Cause obviously a licensure exam is cheaper than a whole year additional training!!! I don't know, the article didn't say anything about the cost or if there is a cost or not?

  5. quantumhead

    quantumhead Verrucas Vulgaris 7+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Richmong, VA
    I support this bill wholeheartedly, and furthermore I think that every state should have a required residency training for graduating Dentists. It is important to have well educated and well trained Dentists out serving the public. Using human subjects as test subjects has always seemed a little barbaric to me. A traditional TEST only gauges the level of the person without necessarily requiring them to improve. A residency would allow Dentists to hone their training and provide a smooth transition to solo practice.

    Like Martha says, "this is a GOOD THING"

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