Every person who desires to practice dentistry in Kansas must submit a written application, and submit proof that the applicant is at least 21 years of age, of good moral character and a graduate of a dental school or college approved by the board. The application form will be furnished by the board and verified by the oath of the applicant and shall be accompanied by the required fee and a recent unmounted, autographed photograph of the applicant.Dental Hygienists
Every person who desires to practice dental hygiene in Kansas must submit a written application, and submit proof that the applicant is at least 18 years of age, of good moral character and a graduate of a school approved by the board for dental hygienists. The application form will be furnished by the board and verified by the oath of the applicant and shall be accompanied by the required fee and a recent unmounted, autographed photograph of the applicant.
Effective July 1, 2012, the Kansas Dental Practices Act now permits the Board to issue a Special Volunteer License. The license expires on June 30 of each year and must be renewed on a yearly basis.It is for dentists who are retired and wish to donate their expertise for the treatment of indigent and underserved Kansans. Among other qualifications, applicants cannot have been the subject of any disciplinary action in any state.
Foreign-trained graduates who desire to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in Kansas must submit proof of graduation from a dental school or dental hygiene school approved by the board in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada, which would allow him/her to practice general dentistry or dental hygiene. The applicant must have passed both the National Board Examination and a clinical examination. The Kansas Dental Board accepts clinical scores from the following testing agencies: Central Regional Dental Testing Serves (CRDTS), Western Regional Examining Board (WREB), North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB), Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA), American Board of Dental Examiners ADEX exam (ADLEX for dentistry and ADHLEX for Hygienists) or any other state dental board's clinical examination.
For further information regarding dental or dental hygiene schools that offer additional education to foreign-trained dentists or dental hygienists, refer to the American Dental Association's web site at www.ada.org/prac/careers/non-us.html.
Counties that qualify for the student loan repayment program can be found here.
More information can be found at National Health Services Corps.
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