Volunteer License for Dentists

Volunteer License

Between meetings of the Board, the Executive Director of the Board may review the volunteer license application and grant a provisional license if the following requirements are met:

1.     The applicant was formerly licensed and actively practicing in North Dakota or another jurisdiction for at least three of the five years immediately preceding application, where the requirements are at least substantially equivalent to those of this state; or              

a.      The applicant is the resident of a board-approved specialty program; or

b.     The board determines that the applicant is qualified and satisfies the criteria specified under NDCC section 43-28-10.1 [click on link or scroll down].

2.     The applicant agrees to provide primary health services without remuneration in a board-approved setting.

3.     The applicant holds a current CPR course certification.

4.     The applicant has completed continuing education requirements of the board.

5.     The Board may collect from the applicant the nonrefundable application and license fee.

A patient who is seen by a dentist who holds a volunteer license to practice dentistry shall not be considered a patient of record of the volunteer dentist. A dentist is not obligated to treat the patient outside of the volunteer practice setting.

N.D.C.C. Section 43-28-10.1 Requirements for licensure. The board may grant a license to practice dentistry to an applicant who has met all of the following requirements: 1. The applicant has a doctorate of dental surgery or doctorate of dental medicine degree from an accredited dental school. 2. The applicant has passed the examination administered by the joint commission on national dental examinations or the national dental examining board of Canada. 3. The applicant has passed a clinical competency examination administered by a regional dental testing service approved by the board by rule. 4. The applicant has passed, within one year of making application, a written examination on the laws and rules governing the practice of dentistry in this state. 5. Grounds for denial of the application under section 43-28-18 do not exist.*  6. The applicant has met any requirement for licensure established by the board by rule.

* All  applicants for dental and dental hygiene license are subject to background checks. The Board defers to NDCC 43-28  to establish if grounds for denial exist.

Administrative Rule 20-02-01-04.2. Volunteer license to practice dentistry. A patient who is seen by a dentist who holds a volunteer license to practice dentistry shall not be considered a patient of record of the volunteer dentist. The dentist is not obligated to treat the patient outside of the volunteer practice setting. Between meetings of the board, the executive director of the board may review the volunteer license application and grant a provisional license if all the requirements are met. A volunteer license to practice dentistry in North Dakota, renewable annually by application to the board, may be granted when the following conditions are met: 1. The applicant was formerly licensed and actively practicing in the state of North Dakota or another jurisdiction for at least three of the five years immediately preceding application, where the requirements are at least substantially equivalent to those of this state; or a. The applicant is the resident of a board-approved specialty program; or b. The board determines that the applicant is qualified and satisfies the criteria specified under North Dakota Century Code section 43-28-10.1. 2. The applicant agrees to provide primary health services without remuneration in a board-approved setting. 3. The applicant holds a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation course certification. 4. The applicant has completed continuing education requirements of the board. 5. The applicant has made application for a volunteer dental license in a manner prescribed by the board. 6. The board may collect from the applicant the nonrefundable application and license fee prescribed by the board. 7. The board may apply such restrictions as it deems appropriate to limit the scope of the practice of dentistry under the authority of the volunteer license.

Application Packet Volunteer Dental License