64B5-2.014. Licensure Requirements for Applicants from Accredited Schools or Colleges  


Effective on Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • 1Any person who has graduated, or expects to graduate prior to the examination, or is in their final year of a dental or dental hygiene program and has completed all the coursework necessary to prepare the student to perform the clinical and diagnostic procedures required to pass the examinations, from a school or college accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association or its successor agency, or any other dental or dental hygiene program accredited by an accrediting entity recognized by the United States Department of Education, may seek licensure as a dentist or dental hygienist in the following manner:

    104(1) 105Dental Hygiene Candidates108:

    109(a) Successfully complete the practical or clinical dental hygiene examination developed by 121American Board of Dental Examiners, Inc. (ADEX), as specified in rule 13264B5-2.0135, 133F.A.C., through the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA);

    142(b) Successfully complete the National Board Dental Hygiene Written Examination prior to application;

    155(c) Submit a completed application for licensure, Dental Hygiene Licensure Application, Form DH-MQA 1210 (Rev. 05/2019), incorporated herein by 174reference and available at 178http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-11190, 180or 181available on the Department of Health’s website at http://www.floridadentistry.gov. An applicant is eligible for licensure upon receipt of a completed application, passing scores from the ADEX clinical examination, National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, and successful completion of the written examination on the laws and rules of Florida regulating the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene. Applicants must comply with all time requirements for passing the examinations as specified in rule 25164B5-2.0135, 252F.A.C.

    253(2) 254Dental Candidates256:

    257(a) Successfully complete the American Dental Licensing Examination (ADLEX), produced by the American Board of Dental Examiners, Inc., as specified in rule 27964B5-2.013, 280F.A.C., through the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA), which includes the Diagnostic Skills Examination. Candidates who have completed the ADLEX, after October 1, 2011, in another jurisdiction other than Florida and whose scores are over 365 days old are subject to additional application requirements as mandated in section 329466.006(4)(b)3., F.S. 331Additionally, all Candidates who submit ADLEX scores from another jurisdiction other than Florida are subject to post licensure requirements as mandated in section 354466.006(6), F.S.

    356(b) Successfully complete the National Board of Dental Examiners Written Examination;

    367(c) Submit a completed application for licensure, Dental Licensure Application, DH-MQA 1182 (Rev. 05/2019), incorporated herein by reference and available at 388http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-11188, 390or 391available on the Department of Health’s website at http://www.floridadentistry.gov. An applicant is eligible for licensure upon receipt of a completed application, passing scores from the ADLEX clinical examination, Diagnostic Skills Examination, National Board Dental Examination and successful completion of the written examination on the laws and rules of Florida regulating the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene. Applicants must comply with all time requirements for passing the examinations as specified in rule 46364B5-2.013, 464F.A.C.

    465(3) It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application for licensure is complete, including ensuring that all required documents are submitted timely.

    489Rulemaking Authority 491456.013, 492466.004, 493466.006, 494466.007 FS. 496Law Implemented 498456.013, 499456.048, 500456.0635, 501466.006, 502466.007, 503466.028 FS. 505History–New 10-8-79, Amended 4-1-80, 4-20-81, 3-16-82, 5-2-84, 9-4-84, Formerly 21G-2.14, Amended 12-31-86, 10-8-87, 11-16-89, 10-18-90, Formerly 21G-2.014, 61F5-2.014, Amended 9-24-96, Formerly 59Q-2.014, Amended 8-20-97, 3-16-06, 12-26-06, 4-26-10, 3-18-12, 8-5-12, 12-11-12, 11-7-16, 10-4-18, 10-22-19.