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Rule 4715-18-01 | Application for licensure of graduates of unaccredited dental colleges located outside the United States.


(A) To be granted a license to practice dentistry in this state, a graduate of an unaccredited dental college located outside the United States shall file an application with the state dental board. The application shall be on a form prescribed by the board and verified by oath. Each applicant shall furnish satisfactory proof to the board that the applicant has met all of the following requirements:

(1) A passing score of at least seventy-five per cent on either the "Test Of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL) or the "English Language Service Test." This requirement may be waived by the board at its discretion;

(2) Be at least eighteen years of age;

(3) Be of good moral character;

(4) Have passed parts I and II of the examination given by the national dental examiners or the Integrated national board.

(5) Have passed a written jurisprudence examination administered by the state dental board under division (F)(2) of section 4715.03 of the Revised Code.

(6) Have taken and received a passing score from a basic science and laboratory examination as established by paragraph (B) of this rule.

(7) Have successfully completed a minimum of two years of clinical training in general dentistry in one of the following:

(a) A General practice residency (GPR) program from an accredited institution; or

(b) An Advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) program from an accredited institution.

(8) Have met any one of the following requirements:

(a) Have taken an examination administered by any of the following regional testing agencies and received on each component of the examination a passing score as specified in division (A) of section 4715.11 of the Revised Code: the central regional dental testing service, inc., the northeast regional board of dental examiners, inc., the southern regional dental testing agency, inc. or the western regional examining board;

(b) Possess a license in good standing from another state and have actively engaged in the legal and reputable practice of dentistry in another state or in the armed forces of the United States, the United States public health service, or the United States department of veterans' affairs for five years immediately preceding application.

(B) The basic science and laboratory examination required by paragraph (A)(6) of this rule must be provided by an accredited institution and examine at a minimum competency in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry for children, adolescent, adult, geriatric and medically compromised patients including; but not limited to, the following:

(1) Patient assessment and diagnosis;

(2) Comprehensive treatment planning;

(3) Health promotion and disease prevention;

(4) Informed consent;

(5) Anesthesia, and pain and anxiety control;

(6) Restoration of teeth;

(7) Replacement of teeth;

(8) Periodontal therapy;

(9) Pulpal therapy;

(10) Oral mucosal disorders;

(11) Hard and soft tissue surgery;

(12) Dental emergencies;

(13) Malocclusion and space management;

(14) Evaluation of the outcomes of treatment; and

(15) Appropriate life support measures for medical emergencies.

(C) If an application made pursuant to this rule has been denied, a hearing shall be afforded in compliance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, upon request of the person whose application for such license has been denied.

(D) Once an application made pursuant to this rule has been denied, and the order of denial not appealed pursuant to section 119.12 of the Revised Code, or has been appealed pursuant to section 119.12 of the Revised Code, and upheld by the judiciary, the applicant shall not be permitted to reapply for licensure under this rule, but may seek licensure after having graduated from an accredited dental college as defined by division (B) of section 4715.10 of the Revised Code.

Last updated April 15, 2024 at 1:32 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4715.11, 4715.10, 4715.03
Amplifies: 4715.10, 4715.11
Five Year Review Date: 3/17/2029
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/1982, 5/1/1985, 4/5/2001, 7/6/2006