Dental License in Alabama for Foreign Trained Dentists
A foreign trained dentist who wishes to obtain a dental license to practice in Alabama must complete a minimum of two years of formal clinical training in an ADA accredited dental school that result in the award of a DMD or DDS degree. Official transcripts will need to be sent with the completed application.
If the transcripts are not in English, a translated copy must also be provided.
Clinical Exam Requirement:
The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama accepts all regional clinical exams which include a periodontal examination section conducted on a live patient and a prosthodontic examination section that includes preparation of abutment teeth on a manikin for a fixed prosthesis wherein the bridge draw is evaluated. The Board will make an exception to this requirement for any examination taken and passed before August 1, 2012, as long as no more than five (5) years has passed since the taking of said examination.
Written Exam Requirements:
Also required is the completion of the National Dental Board Examinations Parts 1 and 2 & completion of the Alabama Jurisprudence Exam with a minimum score of 75%.
Submit a completed application and proper fee.
Current CPR card.
Documentation of completion of two hours on infectious disease training.
Proof of completion of Hepatitis B Series or Titer.
Out of state applicants need to submit an application to Professional Background Information Services
(PBIS) for the purpose of Level II background verification.
For more information contact the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners at:
5346 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Ste. 112
Hoover, AL 35244
Tel: (205) 985-7267
Fax: (205) 985-0674