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Dentist

Description

Dentists restore and maintain dental health by diagnosing and treating, operating on, or prescribing for any disease, pain, injury, deformity or physical condition of the oral and maxillofacial area. In general, this means the teeth, gums, jaws, and other areas of the head and neck as long as the mouth is involved. Under the supervision of a dentist, dental hygienists provide treatment to prevent cavities and gum diseases.

Licensing Requirements

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professsions, to practice as a dentist in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2012, there were 597 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2013, there were 596 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 550
Fax: (518) 402-5354
E-mail: opunit3@nysed.gov

Standard Occupational Classification

29-1020 - Dentist
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Additional Information

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 440-2500
Fax: (312) 440-2800

Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/3/14.

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