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Difficult to Get Licensed in a New Region?

Discussion in 'NBDE Exams & Licensure Exams' started by PSU SHC 414, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. PSU SHC 414

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    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!
     
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    To the best of my knowledge, if you take the ADEX (related to the NERB), it is accepted in 45 states.
     
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    Thanks for the info... just checked the NERB website, and unfortunately, North Carolina is one of those 8 or so states that don't accept the ADEX... damn.

    Would it be a huge headache to take the CITA (for NC) and then have to take the NERB/ADEX?
     
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    If you're keen on NC and then someday maybe other states, taking both CITA and NERB now maybe worth it and that way cover all your bases.
     
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    Its a headache but a headache worth having while in dental school so that you dont have to deal with it in the later stages of your life.
     
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    Thanks!

    If I went to school in NC, would I still be able to take the NERB/ADEX? According to their website, the test is only administered at schools in the NE (I think the furthest south is Maryland)...
     

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