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Hi Everyone,

I am new to the forum and would like to have some information regarding the dental license in Connecticut for FTDs. On the dental board's website you'll find the following education requirements

[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Geneva]"Successfully completed not less than two years of graduate dental training as a resident dentist in a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation .[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Geneva](CDA).[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Geneva]; and.

[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Geneva]Successfully completed at a level greater than the second post-graduate year, at least two additional years of residency or fellowship training accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation .[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Geneva](CDA) .[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Geneva]in a community or school-based health center affiliated with and under the supervision of a school of dentistry in Connecticut OR has served as a full-time faculty member for at least three years in a school of dentistry in Connecticut while holding a provisional license issued by this office".


[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Geneva]kindly elaborate on the "two additional year of residency or fellowship". Does that mean if I do a certificate program in Perisodontics at UConn I'll have to enroll in another masters program at UConn to be able to meet this "two additional year.." requirement. Please advice what is the practical way of getting license in Connecticut. .
 

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you wont have to enroll in another masters program but will have to do two years of residency/internship in a hospital or dental school
 

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Thank you for your reply.
I called up the state dental board yesterday and I was told that I need to do a t least 2 years of residency AT UConn after I am done with at least 2 years of post graduate education from anywhere in US. If I do certificate program at UConn which is a three year course do I need to do just a year of residency, say GPR in Connecticut? I am sorry I am still a bit confused.
 

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Im confused too.. could u post a link to the licencure page.
 

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thanks.
going thru it, it seems that u need 2 years of PG level studies to get a licnce. that sounds absurd to me. as far as i know, NY was the only state requiring furthur edu - that too limited to NYC.

that they need this training to be at a centre affiliated to a school of dentistry in CT seems unfair.

there has to be a mistake. a 'OR' is missing somewhere.
 

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thanks.
going thru it, it seems that u need 2 years of PG level studies to get a licnce. that sounds absurd to me. as far as i know, NY was the only state requiring furthur edu - that too limited to NYC.

that they need this training to be at a centre affiliated to a school of dentistry in CT seems unfair.

there has to be a mistake. a 'OR' is missing somewhere.

But then which are the centers affiliated with UConn. I couldn't search any online. And the guy called Charles at the state dental boards office has repeatedly told me that these two years have to be at UConn under supervision of teachers. But if your first postgraduate education is from UConn how can you ensure that the next 2 year requirement can be fulfilled at UConn too. It doesn't make sense to me. I must be getting it wrong...
 

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But then which are the centers affiliated with UConn. I couldn't search any online. And the guy called Charles at the state dental boards office has repeatedly told me that these two years have to be at UConn under supervision of teachers. But if your first postgraduate education is from UConn how can you ensure that the next 2 year requirement can be fulfilled at UConn too. It doesn't make sense to me. I must be getting it wrong...

maybe u can call the CT branch of ADA and clarify with them.
 

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Is there anyone out there who knows a practical way of getting Connecticut's license???????????? plzzzzzzzzzz help :(
 
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