60 Minute Seminar
Educational Programs, Workshops, Seminars, New Idea Session, and Small Group Discussions
Dental licensure in the U.S. is ready for change. Leaders from the ADEA, ADA and ADSA will provide information on why licensure reform is critical and describe current efforts to improve license portability and eliminate the single-encounter, procedure based, patient examination. Engagement of dental schools, national and state organizations and others in specific actions to increase acceptance by states of valid and reliable licensure examinations that do not include the use of single encounter, procedure-based examinations on patients and achieve portability of dental licensure among all licensing jurisdictions in the United States will be described. Participants will learn what actions they can take to advance these goals.