Requirements | Military Spouses
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
1. The NDBDE (the board) shall grant on a case-by-case basis exceptions to the board's licensing standards to allow a military spouse to practice the occupation or profession in the state if upon application to the board:
a. The military spouse demonstrates competency in the occupation or profession through methods or standards determined by the board which must include experience in the occupation or profession for at least two of the four years preceding the date of application under this section; and
b. The board determines the issuance of the license will not substantially increase the risk of harm to the public. The board has authority to require an applicant to submit to a statewide and national criminal history record check under section 12-60-24 may order such a record check under this subdivision.
2. The board shall issue a provisional license or temporary permit to a military spouse for which the licensure requirements under subsection 1 have been substantially met. A board may not charge a military spouse any fees for a provisional license or temporary permit under this subsection. A provisional license or temporary permit issued under this subsection may not exceed two years and remains valid while the military spouse is making progress toward satisfying the unmet licensure requirements. A military spouse may practice under a provisional license or temporary permit issued under this subsection until any of the following occurs:
a. The board grants or denies the military spouse a North Dakota license under subsection 1 or grants a North Dakota license under the traditional licensure method;
b. The provisional license or temporary permit expires;
c. The military spouse fails to comply with the terms of the provisional license or temporary permit; or
d. The board revokes the provisional license or temporary permit based on a determination revocation is necessary to protect the health and safety of the residents of the state.
3. The board that may elect to subject the board to this chapter under subsection 1 of section 43-51-01 may issue a license, provisional license, or temporary permit to a military spouse in the same manner as provided under subsections 1 and 2 regardless of whether the board has adopted rules to subject the board to this chapter.
4. A military spouse issued a license under this section has the same rights and duties as a licensee issued a license under the traditional licensure method.
5. If within thirty days of receipt of a completed application under subsection 1 the board does not grant or deny a license under subsection 1 or does not issue a provisional license or temporary permit under subsection 2, the board automatically shall issue a provisional license or temporary permit. A provisional license or temporary permit issued under this subsection remains valid until the board grants or denies the application for licensure under subsection 1 or issues a provisional license or temporary permit under subsection 2.