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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??:confused:

Thank you

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I need same information, so if anybody has any experience with that, please post reply!
Thank you so much!



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i am a new member in this site. i posted my question 2 days ago. i thought that there r other people thatr r going to answer me? please .....
i need ur help???

any thing could help me here
 
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Hi
i am a new member in this site. i posted my question 2 days ago. i thought that there r other people thatr r going to answer me? please .....
i need ur help???

any thing could help me here

did you try to contact minnesota board?
 
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??:confused:

Thank you

Dentist Graduates From Non-accredited Programs
July 7, 2008

Dear Dentists,

On behalf of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry we need to inform you of some statutory changes to our process of licensure for Dentists from Non-Accredited Dental Schools. The Minnesota Board of Dentistry has been evaluating Dentists from Non-Accredited Dental Schools for educational equivalency since 2001. The process that is outlined on our website is still in effect. However, the following language has been adopted and added in Statute and will go into effect as of August 1, 2008.

The procedures outlined below are in addition to the current process and will apply to all applicants who have not presented to the Board a completed application for licensure along with all requirements necessary for licensure, by the August 1, 2008 date. The required documents would include completion of a Board approved clinical examination, Minnesota Jurisprudence examination and documentation of successful completion of both. Please note the other requirements for licensure as stated on the Board’s website.

Passed by the 2008 Legislature and effective August 1, 2008 Subd. 9 Graduates of non-accredited dental programs. A graduate of a non-accredited dental program who successfully completes the clinical licensure examination, and meets all other applicant requirements of the board shall be licensed to practice dentistry and granted a limited general dental license by the Board. The Board shall place limitations on the licensee’s authority to practice by requiring the licensee to practice under the general supervision of a Minnesota-licensed dentist approved by the Board. A person licensed under this subdivision must practice for three consecutive years in Minnesota pursuant to a written agreement, approved by the Board, between the licensee and a Minnesota-licensed dentist who may limit the types of services authorized. At the conclusion of the three year period, the Board shall grant an unlimited license without further restrictions if all supervising dentists who had entered into written agreements with the licensee during any part of the three year period recommend unlimited licensure, and if no corrective action or disciplinary action has been taken by the Board against the licensee.



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Process for Non-Accredited Dental Graduates to become Licensed in Minnesota
(Please carefully read the information below)


The Board has developed considerations to enable qualified candidates to apply for licensure under this statute. There are no formal rules for the request for licensure process. The requested documents provide considerations for licensure, and the Board will review application materials on a case-by-case basis.

The Credentials Committee of the Board meets approximately every six weeks (see schedule) to review submitted materials on a first-come, first-served basis. You must submit all of the documents on the checklist to begin the process. Please review the list carefully as your interview with the Committee will not be scheduled until we have received all the documents.

After the Committee has reviewed your request, you will be scheduled for an interview. After the interview you will be notified in writing of the committee's decision. Below are 3 different types of decisions the Committee will make at this time:

1. Licensure Eligible Status Granted.
You will be notified that you have met all the considerations to take the clinical exam.

2 Request "Tabled."
If the Committee determines that you need to provide additional documentation, your application will be tabled. You will need to provide the necessary information within sixty (60) days or repeat the entire process.

There are two common scenarios where this might happen: (1) the Committee will request additional information regarding your education or experience if they feel the documentation submitted does not clearly describe your professional background and/or (2) the Committee will request materials that are missing or incomplete.

A tabled application does not guarantee that you are eligible for licensure. If the Committee votes to "table" your application, you will be notified of your legal options to agree or not agree to meet the Committee's request.

3. Request Denied.
The Committee may determine that you do not meet the minimum considerations for licensure, and deny licensure. In this case, you will be notified of the decision and have the option of an appeal.

Please understand that you may NOT practice dentistry in Minnesota until you have been granted a license number.

If you have any questions regarding eligibility based on circumstances that the board has not anticipated, please feel free to contact Joyce Nelson, Licensing Coordinator.


PROCESS OUTLINE

Each application is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Below is an outline of the process for a non-accredited dental graduate to become licensed in Minnesota. Details of the documents requested can be found elsewhere in this packet.

Step 1 Applicant provides documents to International Credentialing Association (ICA) for review. ICA sends a course-by-course report to the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.

Step 2 Applicant submits the following documents to our office:
a. Affidavit of applicant

b. Completed internationally-educated dentist questionnaire

c. Curriculum vitae or résumé

d. Proof of actively practicing, clinical dentistry for a sufficient period of time based on the following criteria:
1. Duration
2. Verifiability
3. Scope of practice
4. Recency

e. Dental diploma (and certified translation, if not in English)

f. Other diplomas or certificates (with translations)

g. Letter from the American Dental Association (ADA) showing completion of their Infection Control course (letter needs to indicate how many questions were answered correctly and incorrectly)

h. National Board Examination score report (shows breakdown of individual scores), Parts I and II (notarized copy)

i. Proof of passing the TOEFL or English proficiency examination

Please do not submit these documents until you have all that are listed above.

Step 3 The committee evaluates the documents above as submitted, and if approved, contacts you by mail to schedule an interview.

Step 4 Possible interview, including submitting patient records, with the Committee at the Board office in Minneapolis, MN.

If your interview has been successful,
the Board will give you permission to take a clinical exam:


Step 5 Complete and submit the results of the CRDTS, WREB, NERB or SRTA exam (if not previously submitted). The Committee considerations are that these exams be passed within eighteen (18) months from date of the Board's approval letter.

Step 6 Complete the Minnesota Jurisprudence Exam (administered by EVALCOR, 651-641-0266).

Once the Board receives proof that you have passed these examinations, you will be sent the dentist license application form.



Step 7 Complete the dentist license application form and submit it to our office with your check for $140.00.

Step 8 Your application will be processed within two weeks. If all is in order, you will receive a letter with your license number. The actual license could take two to three months to arrive.

As you can see, this is a lengthy process.
We appreciate your patience.





Hope this should clear any further doubts
 
Process for Non-Accredited Dental Graduates to become Licensed in Minnesota
(Please carefully read the information below)

I want to thank u very much. This information clarifies every thing i want. I will now start to prepare for getting the licensure. First of all i have to finish the board exam.

I really appreciate your help.:rolleyes:
 
Process for Non-Accredited Dental Graduates to become Licensed in Minnesota
(Please carefully read the information below)

I want to thank u very much. This information clarifies every thing i want. I will now start to prepare for getting the licensure. First of all i have to finish the board exam.

I really appreciate your help.:rolleyes:

Be clear about these things:

*you are not interested in moving out of minnesota at least for next 5 years
*you will be definitely paid less than a DDS/DMD
*the dental procedures you are allowed to do are limited and will be delegated by the dentist with whom you will be locked for 3 years.

best wishes

akg
 
I am so disappointed they just changed the rule!
To me, that was the only option without going to school.
Anybody else in the same boat?
 
I am so disappointed they just changed the rule!
To me, that was the only option without going to school.
Anybody else in the same boat?

I don't understand why are u dissapointed.
 
If you do do not want to go in for DDS program, why don't you try for AEGD or a residency program
 
What would those offer later?
 
Yeah, thast really disappointing they changed rules form August, 2008. Now they offer only limited license for three years (from 2001 to August 2008 they were giving unrestricted full license which doesn’t need any supervision). So the last door closed!
 
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