Temporary License for Dentists


Pursuant to Administrative Rule 20-02-01-04. Temporary license to practice dentistry: The board may grant a nonrenewable temporary license to practice dentistry in the state of North Dakota for a period not to exceed one year. Between meetings of the board, the executive director of the board may review the temporary license application and grant a provisional license if all requirements are met. Other requirements include:

1.  Has applied to the board as prescribed in North Dakota Century Code section 43-28-11 and  paid the nonrefundable application and license fee that may be prescribed by the board.

2. Holds an active dental license in another jurisdiction, has been a full-time student or resident of a dental program accredited by the American dental association's commission on dental accreditation within the last six months and provides evidence of a diploma from a program accredited by the commission on dental accreditation of the American dental association and meets any other requirements to receive a license to practice dentistry under section 20-02-01-03.1, and 20-02-01-03.2, or has held a North Dakota dental license within the previous five years.

3. Has provided a statement from the licensing authority of all the states in which the dentist is licensed that the dentist's license is unencumbered, unrestricted, and that the dentist's professional record is free of blemish for professional misconduct, substandard care, or violations of the state's practice act.

4.  Has certified that no disciplinary actions are pending in other states or jurisdictions.

5. Has authorized the Board to seek information concerning the dentist's professional and personal background and agrees to hold harmless those individuals who may provide such information to the Board. The board shall require a criminal background check if the licensee anticipates practicing for a period greater than ten days.

5.  The applicant has completed thirty-two hours of continuing education in accordance with section 20-02-01-06 which includes a current CPR course certification, and a 2 CE hours infection control.

6. The board may require the North Dakota jurisprudence examination.

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

Restrictions: The board may apply such restrictions as it deems appropriate to limit the scope of the practice of dentistry under the authority of the temporary license. The board may restrict the licensee to engage in dental practice, as may be limited above, only at certain and specifically defined practice locations. 

Application Packet - Temporary Dental License