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hey can u practice anywhere after practicing for 5 yrs in a state?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by vishal, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. vishal

    vishal Member
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    hi guys,
    i heard somewhere that u can practice in any state after u practice for 5 yrs in a state? it seems that u just have to apply for license in a new state u go to and they give u license without taking any licensure exams?? if thats true who can give u the exact correct info? thanks for ur time.
     
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  3. JML1DDS

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    Each state has its own rules/laws governing reciprocity. Texas will allow most practitioners to gain a license to practice if they have practiced dentistry in the immediate past 5 yrs (you must take and pass the Texas Jurisprudence Exam), other states have different laws governing the requirements for reciprocity. Some states have their own licensure exam for that specific state and in order to gain a license in that state everyone must take and pass the exam. Many of the states with strict restrictions on reciprocity do so to deter practitioners from enter the state to practice that were not educated in that state. You need to contact the state in which you are interested in order to find out that states requirements for licensure by credentials.
     

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