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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 9
DENTISTS
54-918.  Examinations — Certificate of qualification. (1) An applicant for licensure shall pass such examinations in dentistry, in dental therapy, and in dental hygiene as are conducted by the board or its agent. Examinations shall be written or clinical, or both, and upon such subjects in dentistry, dental therapy, and dental hygiene as the board shall determine will thoroughly test the fitness and ability of the applicant to practice dentistry, dental therapy, or dental hygiene. An applicant for licensure shall pass the written jurisprudence examination conducted by the board. A passing score of seventy-five percent (75%) correct shall be required on the written jurisprudence examination. A passing score of at least seventy-five percent (75%) correct shall be required on any additional written or clinical examinations conducted by the board. It shall report and record the names of applicants who pass and of those who fail the examinations. Upon the candidate’s request, the board will issue to each passing applicant in dentistry, who is qualified for Idaho licensure, a certificate of qualification to practice dentistry, and to each passing applicant in dental therapy, who is qualified for Idaho licensure, a certificate of qualification to practice dental therapy within the state of Idaho, and to each passing applicant in dental hygiene, who is qualified for Idaho licensure, a certificate of qualification to practice dental hygiene within the state of Idaho.
(2)  In lieu of conducting written examinations other than the jurisprudence examination, the board may require and accept the results of the national board dental and dental hygiene examinations administered by the American dental association. The American dental association shall set the standards for passing the national board dental and dental hygiene examinations. In lieu of conducting clinical examinations, the board may require and accept the results of clinical examinations administered by national or regional testing organizations approved by the board. In lieu of conducting dental therapy examinations, the board may require and accept the results of dental therapy examinations administered by national or regional testing organizations approved by the board. The national or regional testing organizations shall set the standards for passing or acceptable level of competency on the clinical or dental therapy examinations administered.
(3)  Applicants who fail any examination conducted by the board or its agent shall be notified thereof in writing by the board, which shall also record the fact of failure and the date and means of notification.
(4)  Written questions and answers of applicants shall be subject to disclosure according to chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code, unless exempt from disclosure in that chapter and title, and shall be destroyed by the board after the period of one (1) year following the examination.

History:
[54-918, added 1949, ch. 102, sec. 18, p. 177; am. 1967, ch. 312, sec. 15, p. 886; am. 1986, ch. 35, sec. 5, p. 112; am. 1990, ch. 213, sec. 74, p. 539; am. 1994, ch. 58, sec. 18, p. 109; am. 1999, ch. 30, sec. 14, p. 58; am. 2003, ch. 160, sec. 3, p. 453; am. 2014, ch. 121, sec. 6, p. 347; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 134, p. 480; am. 2019, ch. 221, sec. 10, p. 674.]


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