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Understanding the Dentist License Application Process

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Illinois professional license defense lawyer, dental license, Illinois dentist license, professional license defense, dentist qualificationsBecoming a dentist and building a business can be a very exciting time in one’s professional career. However, a prospective dentist needs to know all of the prerequisites to obtain his or her dentist license in the State of Illinois.

There are several steps in the process of receiving a dentist license, and the end product is typically very rewarding, with the potential of bringing in clients and referrals.

Obtaining an Illinois Dentist License

Before a person obtains his or her dentist license, he or she must refrain from practicing dentistry and pay the required licensing fees. The applicant’s fee will be forfeited and the application denied if the following occurs:

  • The applicant neglects or fails to take the dentistry examination without approval;
  • The applicant refuses to take the next available dentist license examination; and
  • The applicant fails to pass an examination for his or her dentist license within three years after filing the application.

An applicant may re-apply for a licensing examination with the required licensing fee, and also show proof of completing the requirements at the time of the new application.

A licensed dentist must obtain a permit from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in order to administer general anesthesia or sedation, and only if he or she shows the minimum qualifications needed to protect the public. Any person with a dental degree who administers anesthesia or sedation in an approved hospital training program under the mentorship of a permitted licensed dentist does not need to obtain this permit.

The prospective dentist must pass several education and training requirements to be issued the appropriate dentist permit, and must also establish the standards for properly equipped dental facilities where general anesthesia and sedation are administered. He or she must also establish adequate emergency procedures and further his or her education in sedation techniques to possess a dentist permit.

Contact Your Lisle, Illinois Professional License Defense Attorney Today

If you are looking to obtain your dentist license, you may have a lot of questions that you want to ask. Attorney Joseph Bogdan has much experience in representing healthcare professionals to state boards and federal agencies. He has the knowledge to explain how to apply for a dentist license, and can help you every step of the way. In order to get the help you deserve, please call our experienced Illinois professional license defense lawyer at the The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC at 630-310-1267 to schedule your consultation today.


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