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Becoming a Dentist in Vermont - VT

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that in May 2009, there were 160 licensed dentists working in Vermont. The state’s Board of Dental Examiners regulates licensing of dentists in the state. For those wishing to discover how to become a dentist in Vermont, the rules and regulations of this state dental board must be understood. One must first graduate from an approved dental school that is accredited by the commission on dental accreditation of the American Dental Association. These are graduate schools that are completed after earning a bachelor degree. Upon completion of dental training, you will be awarded a DDS or DMD.

In addition, Vermont requires that its dentistry candidates complete a course in emergency office procedure (including CPR) in the 24 months leading up to licensing. It is mandatory to pass the National Board Examination, Northeast Regional Board Scores or Central Regional Dental Testing Examination. You also must submit an application fee of $225, a certification of your degree by the school you attended, three letters of recommendation from licensed doctors or dentists, and copies of your score reports of the examinations you passed. Information must be sent to the Office of Professional Regulation - Board of Dental Examiners,  26 Terrace Street, Drawer 09, Montpelier, VT 05609-1106. After receiving your license, you will be free to start your dentistry career in Vermont.


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