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PDFWAC 246-817-135

Dental licensure without examinationEligibility and application requirements.

For individuals holding a dentist credential in another U.S. state or territory, to be eligible for Washington state dental license without examination, the applicant must provide:
(1) A completed application on forms provided by the secretary;
(2) Applicable fees under WAC 246-817-990;
(3) A verification by a U.S. state or territory board of dentistry (or equivalent authority) of an active credential to practice dentistry, without restrictions, and whether the applicant has been the subject of final or pending disciplinary action;
(4) Proof of graduation from an approved dental school under WAC 246-817-110 (2)(a):
(a) The only acceptable proof is an official, posted transcript sent directly from such school;
(b) Graduates of nonapproved dental schools must meet the requirements under RCW 18.32.215 (1)(b).
(5) Proof that the applicant is currently engaged in the practice of dentistry:
(a) Dentists serving in the United States federal services as described in RCW 18.32.030(2) must provide documentation from their commanding officer regarding length of service, duties and responsibilities, and any adverse actions or restrictions;
(b) Dentists employed by a dental school approved under WAC 246-817-110 (2)(a) must provide documentation from the dean or appropriate administrator of the institution regarding the length and terms of employment, duties and responsibilities, and any adverse actions or restrictions;
(c) Dentists in a dental residency program must provide documentation from the director or appropriate administrator of the residency program regarding length of residency, duties and responsibilities, and any adverse actions or restrictions; or
(d) Dentists practicing dentistry for a minimum of twenty hours per week for the four consecutive years preceding application, in another U.S. state or territory must provide:
(i) Address of practice location(s);
(ii) Length of time at the location(s);
(iii) A letter from all malpractice insurance carrier(s) defining years when insured and any claims history;
(iv) Federal or state tax numbers; and
(v) DEA numbers if any.
(6) Proof of successful completion of a commission approved written jurisprudence examination;
(7) A recent 2" x 2" photograph, signed, dated, and attached to the application; and
(8) Authorization for background inquiries to other sources may include, but are not limited to, the national practitioner data bank and drug enforcement agency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.002, 18.32.0365, and 2020 c 76 § 22(11). WSR 21-01-215, § 246-817-135, filed 12/23/20, effective 1/23/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.32.215. WSR 16-16-039, § 246-817-135, filed 7/26/16, effective 8/26/16; WSR 08-23-017, § 246-817-135, filed 11/6/08, effective 12/7/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. WSR 95-21-041, § 246-817-135, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]
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