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PDFWAC 246-817-120

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(1) An applicant seeking dentist licensure in Washington by examination, must successfully pass a written and practical examination approved by the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (commission).
The examination will consist of:
(a) A written examination. The Integrated National Board Dental Examination, Parts I and II of the National Board Dental Examination, or the Canadian National Dental Examining Board examination will be accepted, except as provided in subsection (4) of this section.
(b) A practical examination containing at least the following sections:
(i) Restorative;
(ii) Endodontic;
(iii) Periodontal;
(iv) Prosthodontic; and
(v) Comprehensive treatment planning or diagnostic skills.
(2)(a) The commission accepts the following practical examinations provided the testing agency offers at least the sections listed in subsection (1)(b) of this section:
(i) The Western Regional Examining Board's (WREB) clinical examination;
(ii) The Central Regional Dental Testing Services (CRDTS) clinical examination;
(iii) The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) formally known as Northeast Regional Board (NERB) clinical examination;
(iv) The Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA) clinical examination;
(v) The Council of Interstate Testing Agency's (CITA) clinical examination;
(vi) U.S. state or territory with an individual state board clinical examination;
(vii) The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations dental licensure objective structured clinical examination (DLOSCE); or
(b) The commission will accept the complete National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) of Canada clinical examination as meeting its standards if the applicant is a graduate of an approved dental school defined in WAC 246-817-110 (2)(a).
(3) The applicant must pass all practical examination sections listed in subsection (1)(b) of this section with the following:
(a) The same testing agency; or
(b) A maximum of two testing agencies listed in subsection (2)(a) of this section administering all the practical examination sections in coordination with each other.
(4) The commission will only accept results of approved practical examinations taken within the preceding five years from the date of an application for licensure.
(5) The commission may, at its discretion, give or require an examination in any other subject under subsection (1)(a) and (b) of this section, whether in written or practical form or both written and practical.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.002, 18.32.0365 and 18.32.040. WSR 21-09-011, § 246-817-120, filed 4/8/21, effective 5/9/21; WSR 19-15-094, § 246-817-120, filed 7/22/19, effective 8/22/19; WSR 17-22-035, § 246-817-120, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.32.040. WSR 16-14-067, § 246-817-120, filed 6/30/16, effective 7/31/16; WSR 08-23-019, § 246-817-120, filed 11/6/08, effective 12/7/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. WSR 95-21-041, § 246-817-120, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]
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