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An overview of dental licensure in Ohio

Obtaining a dental license in the state of Ohio is a legal requirement. One cannot operate a dental practice, or work in a practice without being properly licensed. The process usually occurs just once in a person's professional life, but it's never out of the realm of possibility to go through licensure a second or subsequent time. Here's a brief overview of dental licensure in Ohio.

Ohio has a state board of dentistry. This board is an agency that has been created by the Ohio legislature. It governs the qualifications needed for each person seeking a dental license in Ohio. The power of the board is limited to that which has been provided by the legislature.

The state board of dentistry in Ohio can do any of the following:

  • Issue dental licenses to individuals who qualify.
  • Establish the qualifications for acquiring a license.
  • Create the standards licensees must follow for conduct and practice.
  • Promulgate rules so that the board is able to perform its assigned duties.
  • Take action against licensees who partake in misconduct.

In order to be issued a dental license in the state of Ohio, one must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18
  • Be of good character
  • Have graduated from an accredited dental college
  • Passed parts one and two of the National Board of Dental Examiners exam
  • Passed a written jurisprudence issued by the Ohio board
  • Pay the required fee

Is your dental license at risk in Cleveland? If so, it's in your best interest to speak with an administrative law attorney. Visit our site today to learn more about how you can defend your dental license in Ohio.

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