I apologize in advance if this comes across as a really naive question, but I'm just a pre-dent, and this is factoring into my decision as I try to choose a school. I know that licensing is broken up into regions in the U.S. If I go to school in the Southeast (say... UNC), and decide to move back up to the Northeast to practice after I graduate, how difficult is the process to obtain licensure in a different region than where I went to school? One of the dentists I spoke to said that gaining licensure is more involved than just sitting down and taking a written exam since there is a clinical portion (which is what makes it difficult). In your minds, is it a big enough issue to rule out a particular school? I'm guessing that many of you will just tell me to call the ADA (which I'll do if I don't get any useful responses). Either way, I appreciate your input!