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Dental Licensure by State Map

The Dental Licensure Map is provided by the ADA.  The ADA attempts to keep the Dental Licensure Map information current based on information from state dental boards, clinical testing agencies and state dental associations. Individuals seeking dental licensure are strongly urged consult with the respective state board of dentistry for additional information in addition to using the Dental Licensure Map. 

Select or hover over a state on the Dental Licensure Map to see which exams or pathways are accepted for initial licensure. 

Looking for information about continuing education requirements, licensure by credentials, or specialty licensure information? Find it in the table below the map.  Select the state you’re interested in and download the PDF with detailed licensure information or link directly to the state dental board. 
   
Definitions and explanations of licensure pathways and abbreviations (e.g., ADEX, CIF exams, PGY1, OSCE) used on the map can be found on the Licensure Pathways page.

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