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Mental illness and dental license

Discussion in 'NBDE Exams & Licensure Exams' started by papaki, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. papaki

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    I have taken antidepressants while in dental school the past few years. Now I am ready to apply for state boards and on the application form they ask if "have you been treated for any mental illness the past 5 years?"

    I really don't want to disclose that on my form. Do you think answering yes to a question like than will harm my chances? Anybody had a similar experience?

    Please help me as it seems that everything I worked for are going to waste..
     
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  3. lrania1

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    That is a good question. I would think if it was something mild - no hospitalizations etc and you have supportive letters from your doctor that it should be fine but I don't know for sure.

    Anybody else knows? Any personal experience and how did you deal with this?
     
  4. molar9

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    be frank ,it is safe for the patient and for your own good.just my 2 cents.
     
  5. BuckeyMcGee

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    Legally they can't discriminate against you for this. You'd be surprised how many dentists and doctors are prescribed these meds. I would go ahead and disclose it but seriously doubt it would harm your chances of licensure.
     

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