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54-915.  Qualifications required for dentist, dental therapist, or dental hygienist licensure. No person hereafter shall be eligible for licensure to practice dentistry, dental therapy, or dental hygiene in this state unless the applicant:
(1)  Has not been convicted, found guilty, or received a withheld judgment or a suspended sentence in this state or in any other state of a crime that is deemed relevant in accordance with section 67-9411(1), Idaho Code, unless the person demonstrates that he has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;
(2)  Shall, for dentistry, have successfully completed the course of study in dentistry, and graduated and received a degree of doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine from a dental school accepted and approved by the board;
(3)  Shall, for dental therapy, have:
(a)  Successfully completed a course of study in dental therapy;
(b)  Graduated from a dental therapy school accredited by the commission on dental accreditation of the American dental association, provided that such school has been accepted and approved by the board; and
(c)  Completed five hundred (500) hours of supervised clinical practice under the direct supervision of a dentist;
(4)  Shall, for dental hygiene, have successfully completed the course of study in dental hygiene, and received a degree from a dental hygiene school accepted and approved by the board;
(5)  Shall, for dentistry, dental therapy, and dental hygiene, pass the examinations provided for in section 54-918, Idaho Code.

[54-915, added 1949, ch. 102, sec. 15, p. 177; am. 1963, ch. 56, sec. 1, p. 220; am. 1967, ch. 312, sec. 12, p. 886; am. 1991, ch. 15, sec. 1, p. 32; am. 1991, ch. 147, sec. 7, p. 352; am. 1994, ch. 58, sec. 15, p. 108; am. 2003, ch. 160, sec. 2, p. 453; am. 2014, ch. 121, sec. 3, p. 345; am. 2019, ch. 221, sec. 7, p. 673; am. 2020, ch. 175, sec. 16, p. 520; am. 2022, ch. 246, sec. 9, p. 794.]

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