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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 012 : Dentists, Dental Therapists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants

Subchapter 003A : Dental Therapists

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 611)
  • § 611. License by examination

    (a) Qualifications for examination. To be eligible for examination for licensure as a dental therapist, an applicant shall:

    (1) have attained the age of majority;

    (2) be a Vermont-licensed dental hygienist;

    (3) be a graduate of a dental therapist educational program administered by an institution accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation to train dental therapists;

    (4) have successfully completed an emergency office procedure course approved by the Board; and

    (5) pay the application fee set forth in section 662 of this chapter and an examination fee established by the Board by rule.

    (b) Completion of examination.

    (1)(A) An applicant for licensure meeting the qualifications for examination set forth in subsection (a) of this section shall pass a comprehensive, competency-based clinical examination approved by the Board and administered independently of an institution providing dental therapist education.

    (B) An applicant shall also pass an examination testing the applicant’s knowledge of the Vermont statutes and rules relating to the practice of dentistry approved by the Board.

    (2) An applicant who has failed the clinical examination twice is ineligible to retake the clinical examination until further education and training are obtained as established by the Board by rule.

    (c) The Board may grant a license to an applicant who has met the requirements of this section.

    (d) A person licensed as a dental therapist under this section shall not be required to maintain his or her dental hygienist license. (Added 2015, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. June 2, 2016.)