12 Steps for an International Dentist to Work as a Qualified Dentist in the USA [VIDEO & FlOWCHART]
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For many dentists all over the world, working in the USA a dentist is the ultimate dream. The reason being dentistry in the USA is one of the highest paying jobs and dentists are among the highest tax payers. In fact, if you check the latest list of top 10 richest dentists in the world, then you will see that the majority are from the USA. You can see the latest list of the richest dentists in the world here.
But there is a lot of confusion regarding the process. There is also the case of changing visa regulations.
So, we contacted some of the dentists from all over the world who have tried for NBDE exams & DDS. From their experience and online sources, this post was compiled.
This post will give you the basic information on the procedure of DDS and the cost involved. To practice dentistry in the USA you will need to get admission to DDS course being provided in the various dental colleges in the USA.
It is a long process.
But you need to very carefully fulfill all the steps and requirements to finally qualify as a dentist who can work in the USA. The next natural question is – What are all the steps
“The next natural question is – What are all the steps for an international dentist to legally work in the USA as a dentist?”
Well, to be frank, it is indeed very confusing until unless, first you have a look at the simplified version of all the steps (in the form of a flow chart and video.)
The flow chart of all the steps required to be fulfilled by an international in order to work as a dentist in the USA.
The Sequence of Events
(For International Trained Dentists Wanting to Work as Dentist in the USA)
AFTER BDS / Dental Degree in Your Country/ Or a Dental Student
(Fulfilling the criteria required to apply for the exams)
GET ECE EVALUATION
( Course by course Recommended )
Prepare for NBDE EXAM
[The DENTPIN (DENTAL Personal Identifier Number) is a unique personal identifier for applicants & students involved with the U.S. dental education system and standardized testing programs]
APPLY TO ADA FOR NBDE EXAM 1
SCHEDULE A TIME TABLE TO TAKE THE EXAM
TAKE THE EXAM AT A PROMETRIC EXAM CENTER
And If you Pass the Exams
APPLY TO UNIVERSITIES FOR ADMISSION FOR DDS and
Attend the personal interview on call
DDS FOR 2 TO 3 YEARS
After Completing the DDS the apply for NBDE II
LICENSURE EXAM OF STATE WHERE
YOU WANT TO PRACTICE DENTISTRY
PRACTICE AS GENERAL PRACTITIONER IN RESPECTIVE STATE
To make the process, even more, simpler for you, we have made a video representation of the entire sequence of the process. Have a look at the video to understand the process more closely.
Please note that the flow chart and the video are just to make the process for your easy to understand. But there are a lot of more details that you will need to take care. There are also a lot of official links of ADA & ASDA that you must refer to the most updated information.
If you want to have a complete in-depth reading of all the steps that are involved in the process of qualifying as a dentist who can work in the USA (NBDE Exams, DDS, Licensure Exams, Visa requirements), then read the detailed article below. Throughout the article, all the steps have been mentioned with relevant official links for your reference.Check out the article below:
Please note that the information provided are based on the information provided by past dentists who have tried for DDS or NBDE Exams. The aim is to make the steps simple for the aspirants. The costs and regulations undergo periodic revision. So, after reading this post you are advised to check out the official website of American Dental Association for the latest changes & updates.
(this post was last updated on 9th May 2017)