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Massachusetts Dental License

To obtain a Massachusetts dental license one can only from Board of Registration in Dentistry. Massachusetts dental license lookup will help you to check someone’s license validity or existence. MA dental license lookup will also help you to find the types of dental licenses. You can apply for dental hygienist or assistant license, limited license for dental interns or limited dental faculty license. But if you want to practice as a dentist you should apply for a Massachusetts Dental license.

Here you can find the detailed process how to obtain a license. Also, answers for some questions.

How do I get my dental license in MA?

To get a dental license in MA you should apply to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry. With your application, which you can find here, you should  firstly submit the following documents:

  • Sealed transcript or diploma,
  • National Board Certification Part 1 and Part 2, which will show your exams scores,
  • Regional or State Clinical Exam Score. Here you can find the requirements of the exam:
  • Signed statement from your primary care physician. To approve that you are medically cleared to practice dentistry.
  • Massachusetts Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence Exam score,

and a current certificate from one of the following institutions:

  • American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillation (CPR/AED) for the Professional Rescuer, or
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS).

Supporting documents

Secondly, you will need to attach a passport style photo and notarized affidavit. Also, get signatures from 2 licensed dentists who are familiar with you. But they shouldn’t be your family member.

And, you should pay $660 for your Initial Dentist license. Mail all the required documents to:

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry

239 Causeway St.
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114

Within two weeks of the application receipt date, the Board will process the license application.

How do I verify a Massachusetts medical license?

To verify someone’s medical license you can in the Massachusetts Health Professions License Verification site. Here are the steps:

  • Visit the Massachusetts Health Professions License Verification site.
  • Choose the profession you are interested in.
  • You can search by name. But if you know the license number, it will be easy for you to verify the license.
  • For a dentists search MA dentist license lookup may help you.

Why do you need a license to be a dentist in Massachusetts?

To practice as a dentist in the United States you need a state license. License requirements vary state by state. But the education requirements are general. Usually dental degree, written and clinical exam scores are needed. And in some states the volunteer certificate.

The state Massachusetts also requires a license to practice as a dentist. So, in order to obtain a license you should apply to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry.

Also, there are some requirements that you should meet. Above all, within that requirements are dental degree. National Board Certification Part 1 and Part 2 are also needed. Among the required documents are Clinical Exam Score and Massachusetts Dental Ethics exam score etc. To learn more about how to apply for your Massachusetts dental license just scroll up.

You will also need to renew your license every two years. But for that, you should complete 40 CEUs.

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