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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkNovember 25, 2015
License Title: Dentist

License Description: Dentists examine teeth and tissues of the mouth to diagnose and treat diseases or abnormalities. They take x-rays, place protective plastic shields on children's' teeth, fill cavities, straighten teeth, repair fractured teeth, treat gum disease, extract teeth when necessary, may provide artificial dentures, perform corrective surgery of the gums and supporting bones, clean teeth and provide other preventive services.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa 153

Requirements for License: Application for licensure must be made to the Board of Dental Examiners on the form provided by the Board along with satisfactory evidence of graduation from an accredited dental college and completion of the proper examinations (below).

Dentists are required to make separate application for issuance of a permit to administer deep sedation/general anesthesia or conscious sedation.

If applying for a license by credentials, the applicant must be a graduate of an accredited school, pass a clinical exam, and have three years experience. Application by credentials applies to those persons who are planning to move to Iowa, but who are currently practicing in another state.

Thirty hours of continuing education are required biennially for license renewal. Mandatory training for child abuse and dependent adult abuse reporting is required. Applicants must also have a current course completion card in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Application: $100 - by examination
$275 - by credential
Duration: Two years
Renewal: $240 (Active or Inactive)
Exam: Paid to CRDTS or WREB

When:Applicants must take the National Board administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations and apply to the Central Regional Dental Testing Service Inc. (CRDTS), 1725 Gage Blvd, Topeka KS 66604 or the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB), 9201 N 25th Ave Ste 185, Phoenix AZ 85021 if taken after Jan. 1, 2001 and a jurisprudence examination administered by the Iowa Board.

License Authority:
Iowa Board of Dental Examiners

400 SW 8th St Ste D
Des Moines IA 50309
Phone: 5152426369

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