Licensure thru residency in california

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Hi all,
my name is Ray ,,,
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I graduated from Jordan... and residing in california now..
Iam confused becoz i have an opportunity to Join a prostho. residency program in california... as im not licensed yet to practice in usa i want to know if the law really passed regarding granting the license to an international dentist who finished at least 2-year residency program and took the Western regional test. without finishing an Advacned standing program.
Should i go for it? the program is so expensive and tough... I want to know if im gonna be able to practice after finishing it..
Please advice....
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Sory no prostho residency for this path.
The bill (only for California) only applies to AEGD or GPR residencies, specialty training programs do not qualify.
 

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But I think in several states you can be eligeble for license after completing 2 years of postgradauate program. You have to search on that on ADA website.
 

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Thats some bad news.... so iam not gonna even be licensed in the field i specialised in? not even in prostho?
 

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Thanx dentistcs...
thats really helpful.. although my ambition is to practice in california close to my friends and family...
in texas they require a speciality program and not an AEGD or GPR ,,, in california its the opposite.. they require AEGD or GPR but not speciality...
its so confusing..
Ok,,,, I need to chose: ISP or this prostho. residency....?
the irony: i study the prostho residency in california but cant work here i need to work in another state like texas...
OR I study the ISP in colorado and come back to work in cali...
:) what a mess
 

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Read the following:

http://republican.sen.ca.gov/web/4/pubs/061003_SB683.pdf

and this

http://republican.sen.ca.gov/opeds/4/oped3522.asp

From what I understand is that both GPR/AEGD and specialty residency programs qualify for the PGY1 option in California. Their caveat was that the residency had to be at least 1 year long.

As for foreign trained dentist, I have a feeling that this option will only be open for US/Canadian dental degree holder (DDS/DMD). This was the way that New York's PGY1 option was set up... so I would think that a foreign trained dentist applying for a a CA license soley based on a PGY1 option would not be successful.

Read this:

http://ada.org/prof/prac/licensure/faq.pdf

Note this section from the above document:

I have completed an accredited postgraduate residency (PGY-1) program, but do not have a DDS or DMD degree. Can I apply for a dental license in those states that allow the option of completion of a PGY-1 instead of a clinical examination (for example, CT, NY, MN)?

No. Only graduates of accredited predoctoral dental education programs, who have earned a DDS or DMD degree and subsequently completed a postgraduate residency program, are eligible for the PGY-1 pathway to licensure.

 

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Thanx Blue toothhunter,,,, i came across those articles... and i read the FAQ in the ADA... the problem is.. it doesnt mension anywhere in the law that its only available for "graduates of accredited predoctoral dental education programs"......

but as u said..,,,, most likely it will not be different from other states.....

Do u guys have the list of states that allow u to practice in ur residency field of speciality after u take the WR test... is it the same list on the ADA website? or there r more states?
 

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Thanx Blue toothhunter,,,, i came across those articles... and i read the FAQ in the ADA... the problem is.. it doesnt mension anywhere in the law that its only available for "graduates of accredited predoctoral dental education programs"......

but as u said..,,,, most likely it will not be different from other states.....

Do u guys have the list of states that allow u to practice in ur residency field of speciality after u take the WR test... is it the same list on the ADA website? or there r more states?

hi ray...
may be out of subject ,my name is sarmad iam from iraqi i live in ca,la
just want to say hi to u my email [email protected]
 

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Hi Ray,
My name is feras ,Jordan also
Iam in the same situation as yours,
Reading through this thread....a i wanted to know what is the
ISP that is in colorado, also WR test...?
And do think taking the speciality programme ( 2 yrs duration...)would allow us taking the west coast exam ...
I think it is still .. No ....who have the DDS or DMD from a credited us. univer.is permitted to take it ?...iam not so sure but thats what i have been told.

Thanks
my email is [email protected]
 

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Feras and sarmad.. i added u guys to my yahoo messenger// hope to catch u there soon..
 
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