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I am a foreign trained Dentist and would like to practice in the USA. I am told that I can practice in Minessota after passing the Boards. Can anyone give me more info on how to acquire a practising license in the USA?. I am also interested in General Residency programs which accept foreign trained dentists. Any ideas??

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This is very interesting, since it would be new info to me if non-US trained dentists could practice in MN by simply writing the boards, and w/o first undergoing a US program designed just for foreign trained dentists. Please post more info here as it becomes available to you.
 
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Hi,

As this is newly introduced by minnesota boards no one knows clearly what reqiurements are to be met. U have to call the boards to know more info regarding this.
 

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hi
is it true that a foriegn dentist should have a five yrs of clinical exp/.. to be considered by MN state dental board?
and guru where did u get in?
 

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pkm said:
hi
is it true that a foriegn dentist should have a five yrs of clinical exp/.. to be considered by MN state dental board?
and guru where did u get in?

Hi,
i think u can find about minnesota licensure from the old threads.
Have a nice day

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pkm said:
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is it true that a foriegn dentist should have a five yrs of clinical exp/.. to be considered by MN state dental board?
and guru where did u get in?
hi, u need to take part-1,2,toefl and a work exp of atleast 18 months within the last 3 years.....also u have to submit the proof of that exp ...like pay stubs,reco letters,etc check it out in detail on their website.
 

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starwars said:
hi, u need to take part-1,2,toefl and a work exp of atleast 18 months within the last 3 years.....also u have to submit the proof of that exp ...like pay stubs,reco letters,etc check it out in detail on their website.

18months of work experience in their native country?

This seems to be a pretty good deal for a foreigh trained dentist :D
actually easier than going through California bench exams :smuggrin:
 

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Hi I am a forigen trained Dentist. Looking forward to give my Eligibility Exam conducted by the Asscociation of Canadian Faculty of Dentistry. ACFD.

If there is any one who has given this exam please guide me.

If any one has to sell reading matirial then do contact me at [email protected]

I am willing to buy the model question papres also.

thanking you.

Dr. Chirag.
 
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Do any of you know of a Bench Test Prep Course to help us better prepare for the Bench Tests required by most schools. Also, what procedures do they want us to perform? Thanks.
 

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bob vallecilla...there is the duggans institute in LA..and also a course given by a ucla professor...not sure what its called..but they both cost around $3000. they teach u everything they as on the bench. hope i helped
 

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Do any of you know of a Bench Test Prep Course to help us better prepare for the Bench Tests required by most schools. Also, what procedures do they want us to perform? Thanks.
 

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Thank you for your response....UMDNJ-NJDS may have this unique type of Bench Test Prep Course offered at their school at the end of July, 2008. Would like to hear what all of you think if this course would be worth the time, effort, and $$$. Thanks


bob vallecilla...there is the duggans institute in LA..and also a course given by a ucla professor...not sure what its called..but they both cost around $3000. they teach u everything they as on the bench. hope i helped
 

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this program is valid only in california according to there website. do you know anybody applying for this program and it's authenticity.
I actually met a few dental students from the Universad De La Salle, Mexico, when I was in California taking the Law & Ethics Exams. They told me that they were already dentists from Colombia and Guatemala. The program at De La Salle definitely gave them the eligibility to take the clinical exam in California.

The program is taught in English but all of the patient care is in Spanish. So you will have to learn or have a good command of Spanish language.

It sounds like a well-run program... probably better for those Spanish speakers. Just to let you know: California is now saturated with dentists!:sleep:
 

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I am a foreign trained Dentist but i am a us citizen and want to apply for prosthodontic program in university of Minessota and to practice in the USA. What i understood from the site of minessota board is that i can apply for the license form Minessota after passing the Boards. Can anyone give me more info about this and if i am right or wrong??

Thank you
 

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foreign trained dentist is looking for a english spoken study group in miami to prepare for the NDBHE this year.
 
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Hi I am a dentist from India I have a low comprehensive GPA below 2 and overall GPA above 3. I am currently doing Masters in Public Health in USA. Also I am currently working in a dental office as office coordinator. I also have CDA certificate. I can also get shadowing letter from my doctor for 150 hours and recommendation letter from him as well. I want to know is there any chances I can get admission to dental school in USA. Also I would like to know can I get letter of recommendation letter from professors of Masters program, will that help. Also what can I do to improve my GPA, and increase my chances to get into dental school.

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Hi, regarding getting direct Minnesota licensure without U.S.A degree.
Yes, you can get minnesota board permission to take licensure exam. For that you have to pass nbde part 1 & 2, toefl. Send your proof of practicing to them (they didn't specify how many years of practicing experience they need. )
Biggest challenge is to meet credentials & transcript education hours. You have to evaluate your education through ICA. Minnesota board website has details about how many credit hours education they need. Roughly 250 credit hours. If you have that , then i think they will call you for personal interview, provided you have fulfilled other requirements in their checklist.

( This is just to give you idea, i have 7 years of academic & private practice experience in my home country, all other necessary requirements were also met, still got rejected due to less credit hour education. You can send your documents to ICA for evaluation) . They will send back detailed 10 page evaluation back to you and board. Just to inform credit hours calculated by ICA & ECE are roughly same for me, if you want to get your credential roughly for sending ICA evaluation request- just to save 400$.
 
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