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.
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/.
In 2012, there were 597 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2013, there were 596 licenses issued for this occupation.
29-1020 - Dentist
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American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 440-2500
Fax: (312) 440-2800
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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