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 taxpayers. 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 the process of settling in the USA as a dentist with an abroad dental degree is not one step destination. There are multiple steps that you need to fulfill and along with that, you need to take care of Visa regulations. Therefore, via this article, we are presenting the entire process in an easy to follow way. Once you complete reading the article, you will have a much clearer understanding of the steps that you need to cover. You will also find all the official links related to every step.
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We contacted some of the dentists from around 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.
12 Steps for an International Dentist to Work as a Qualified Dentist in the USA
[VIDEO & FlOWCHART- PREMIUM ARTICLE]
It is a long process. The journey to complete all the formalities to finally start working as a certified dentist in USA is a long road to travel.
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)
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
The above flowchart is just the beginning. Every step involves a lot of criteria to complete. Hence in the article, we have mentioned all the relevant official links and also links to preparatory materials for NBDE.
You will also find detailed animated videos explaining you the steps for NBDE 1 & 2 and DDS.
The Points Covered in the PREMIUM Article are as follows
To practice dentistry in the USA you will need to get admission to 2 years of DDS course being provided in the various dental colleges in the USA. But for getting admission into DDS you will need to qualify for it by clearing the NBDE exams which consists of 2 parts – NBDE Part 1 & NBDE Part 2.
For every foreign-trained (Outside USA) dentists – it is mandatory to appear for the NBDE Exams and qualify it successfully to get admission to 2 years of DDS Course. (Also known as Advanced Standing Program)
All the basic doubts cleared in this PREMIUM ARTICLE such as:
All throughout the article, you will find:
- Flowcharts to make you understand the complex process.
- The sequence of events.
- All the official web links in the required sequence of action.
- Official costs from the official sources.
- All points covered – ECE Evaluation, NBDE 1 & 2, DDS, Documentations, Official links, study materials for NBDE.
- A detailed video explaining to you all the steps (from start to finish)
- Links to the official documents
- NBDE FAQs – How to?
- Links to the popular NBDE Preparation Materials
- Links to the official documents
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