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Becoming a Dentist in Maine - ME

According to the publication Dental Economics, Maine has the highest ratio of dentists as compared to the population of the state, with one dentist for every 2300 residents.  The CEO of the Maine Dental Association, Frances C. Miliano, notes that about 40 dental licenses have been granted in Maine over the last three years, representing an increase from the average number of licenses granted in the state during the past decade. It is anticipated that more students will want to find out how to become a dentist in Maine, especially if the University of New England Dental School in Maine becomes a reality in 2012 as expected.

A dental career in Maine requires that the applicant be 18 years of age or older and a graduate of an approved dental school with a DMD or DDS degree. This graduate training usually follows the completion of a bachelor degree, and takes an additional four years to complete. After graduation, you must pass the North East Regional Board (NERB) examination or the National Board examination. You must submit proof of education, a passport photo, your score reports, information for a criminal history check, and complete the state‚Äôs Jurisprudence Exam (included in the application for licensure). You must also submit licensure and application fees of $550 and $300, respectively.   Information may be sent to: State Of Maine Board Of Dental Examiners,
143 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0143.


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