55 Wade Avenue Catonsville, Maryland 21228 (410) 402-8510 application for dental hygiene licensure by examination notice For Mailing List



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Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners

Spring Grove Hospital Center  Benjamin Rush Building

55 Wade Avenue

Catonsville, Maryland 21228

(410) 402-8510
APPLICATION FOR DENTAL HYGIENE

LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION
Notice For Mailing List:

The information collected on this application form is collected for the purposes of the Board’s functions under the Annotated Code of MD, Health Occupations Article, Title 4. Failure to provide the information may result in denial of your application. You have a right to inspect, amend, and request correction of this information. The Board may permit inspection of this information or make it available to others only as permitted by federal and State law. Under the Maryland Public Information Act, the Annotated Code of MD, State Gov’t Article, §10-617, the Board may provide, for a fee, a list of licensees’ names and addresses to professional associations and other entities. You may request in writing that your name be omitted from such lists.


SECTION I – GENERAL INFORMATION

Name

(Last, First, Middle Initial):




Address of Record:

(Street Address)




City, State, Zip:





A. Social Security Number:    -   -    

(There is a statutory requirement that you disclose your social security number. It will be used for identification purposes only.)


B. Date of Birth:   -   -    
C. Home Phone Number:    -    -    
D. Work Phone Number:    -    -    
E

. E-Mail Address:


F. Hispanic or Latino Origin

Are you of Hispanic or Latino Origin? Yes No


  1. Race: (Multiracial individuals may select all applicable racial categories).  American Indian or Alaska Native

 Asian  Black or African American  Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander  White  Other
H. Gender:  Female  Male
I. Licensure in other states:

List other states or jurisdiction in which you hold or have held a dental hygiene license. Include license number(s).




State

License Number





















SECTION II - EDUCATION
A. School of Graduation (Name, City, State, Country): __________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
B. Date of Graduation: ___________________ Degree Earned: _____________________________

SECTION III – EXAMINATIONS
A. Have you passed Parts I and II of the National Board Examinations?  Yes  No
B. Date of examination: _______________ Location of examination: ___________________________________________
C. Have you passed all sections of the North East Regional Board examination?  Yes  No
D. Date of examination: _______________ Location of examination: ___________________________________________

SECTION IV - CHARACTER AND FITNESS

If you answer “YES” to any question(s) in Section IV – Character and Fitness, attach a separate page with a complete explanation of each occasion. Each attachment must have your name in print, signature, and date.
YES NO

  a. Has any licensing or disciplinary board of any jurisdiction or any federal or state entity denied your application for licensure, reinstatement or renewal, or taken any action against your license, including but not limited to reprimand, suspension, revocation, a fine, or non judicial punishment?


  b. Have any investigations or charges been brought against you or are any currently pending in any jurisdiction by any licensing or disciplinary board or any federal or state entity?

  c. Has your application for a dentist or dental hygiene license been withdrawn for any reason?

  d. Has an investigation or charge been brought against you by a hospital, related institution, or alternative health care system?
  e. Have you had any denial of application for privileges, failure to renew your privileges or limitation, restriction, suspension, revocation or loss in privileges in a hospital, related health care facility, or alternative health care system?
  f. Have you pled guilty, nolo contendere, had a conviction or receipt of probation before judgment or other diversionary disposition of any criminal act, excluding minor traffic violations?
  g. Have you pled guilty, nolo contendere, had a conviction, or receipt of probation before judgment or other diversionary disposition for an alcohol or controlled dangerous substance offense, including but not limited to driving while under the influence of alcohol or controlled dangerous substances?
  h. Are there any criminal charges against you in any court of law, excluding minor traffic violations?
  i. Do you have a physical or mental condition that currently impairs your ability to practice dental hygiene?
  j. Has the use of drugs and/or alcohol resulted in an impairment of your ability to practice your profession?
  k. Do you illegally use drugs?
  l. Have you surrendered or allowed your license to lapse while under investigation by any licensing or disciplinary board of any jurisdiction, including Maryland, or any federal or state entity?
  m. Have you been named as a defendant in a filing or settlement of a malpractice action?
  n. Has your employment been affected or have you voluntarily resigned from any employment, in any setting, or have you been terminated or suspended, from any hospital, related health care or other institution, or any federal or state entity for any disciplinary reasons or while under investigation for disciplinary reasons?


Incomplete applications will be returned and will be subject to a $50.00 application reprocessing fee.

Release and Certification:

I hereby affirm that I have read and followed the above instructions. I hereby certify that all information in this application is accurate and correct.


I agree that the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners (the Board) may request any information necessary to process my application for dental hygiene licensure in Maryland from any person or agency, including but not limited to postgraduate program directors, individual dentists, government agencies, the National Practitioner Data Bank, the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank, hospitals and other licensing bodies, and I agree that any person or agency may release to the Board the information requested. I also agree to sign any subsequent release for information that may be requested by the Board.
I agree that I will fully cooperate with any request for information or with any investigation related to my practice of dental hygiene as a licensed dental hygienist in the State of Maryland.
During the period in which my application is being processed, I shall inform the Board within 30 days of any change to any answer I originally gave in this application, any arrest or conviction, any change of address or any action that occurs based on accusations that would be grounds for disciplinary action under the Annotated Code of Maryland, Health Occupations §4-315.

__________________________________________________ ________________________



Applicant Signature Date


NOTARY SECTION
State of ___________________, County of _________________, Then personally appeared the above named

______________________________________, and signed and sworn to the truth of the foregoing statements in my

presence.
Notary Public: __________________________ My Commission Expires: __________________

SEAL

MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS


Application for Dental Hygiene Licensure by Examination
Check List
Please review prior to sending your application package to the Board.
Incomplete applications will be returned and will be subject to a $50.00 reprocessing fee.
 1. Is your application completed front and back?


  • Did you sign and have the application notarized?

 2. Did you enclose the $275 non-refundable fee in a check or money order

made payable to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners?
 3. Did you enclose one 3x3-inch photograph with a notarized statement?
 4. Did you request that an original National Board score card be forwarded to

the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners?


 5. Did you enclose a certified examination report from the North East Regional

Board?
 6. Did you enclose certified proof of your dental hygiene education, such as

a copy of a diploma or a letter from the school? Please note that the original embossed school seal must be affixed to copies of transcripts and diplomas submitted to the Board.
 7. Did you enclose certified letters with the state seal affixed from each state in which you hold or

have ever held a license, verifying that the license is or was in good standing and that no

disciplinary action has ever been taken against the license?
 8. Did you enclose documentation of legal name change (i.e. marriage certificate) if the documents

sent with the application are in another name?

 9. Did you enclose the Maryland State Jurisprudence Examination and the notarized affidavit along

with the $50.00 non-refundable fee in a check or money order made payable to the Maryland



State Board of Dental Examiners?

MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS

APPLICATION FOR DENTAL HYGIENE LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION
The Board may not process a licensure application until each provision or requirement is met and each document is received. Please ensure that your application is complete before it is submitted.
The applicant shall:
a. Be of good moral character;
b. Be at least 18 years old;


  1. Be a graduate of a school for dental hygiene that requires at least 2 years of education in an institution of higher education, is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and is approved by the Board.



  1. Have passed the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB) examination. (Maryland is a member of the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB). In accordance with 10.44.15.08 of the Dental code, “The Board may require that an applicant for licensure take and pass a regional board clinical examination after filing their application for licensure if the Board determines that the applicant may have lost clinical skills because of an extended absence from clinical practice.”)


To apply for licensure, submit the Application for Dental Hygiene Licensure by Examination and enclose the following with your application:


  • A $275 non-refundable fee. Additional fees may be levied by the Board for investigatory purposes.




  • A photograph, not to exceed 3 x 3 inches, with the following notarized statement: “The picture is a true photograph of me.”




  • Original National Board score card. You must contact the National Board of Dental Examiners at 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Suite 1846, Chicago, IL 60611 or (312) 440-2678 or (800) 621-8099 and request that an Original Score Card be forwarded to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners at the below address.




  • Certified examination scores from the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB) for the Examination in Dental Hygiene. Applicants may make application for this examination by contacting NERB at (301) 563-3300.




  • Certified proof of your dental hygiene education. Acceptable proof includes a certified copy of a diploma, a letter from the school, or official transcripts. Please do not submit your original copy. The document must contain the raised, embossed school seal certifying its authenticity. However, letters from educational institutions on original letterhead, bearing an original signature do not require a raised, embossed school seal.




  • A certified letter with the state seal affixed from each state in which you hold or have ever held a license, verifying that the license is or was in good standing and indicating whether any disciplinary action has ever been taken against the license.




  • If applicable, evidence of legal name change, such as a marriage certificate or court documents.


Additional Requirements:


  • Maryland Jurisprudence Examination. All applicants for licensure in Maryland must pass the Jurisprudence Examination on the Dental Laws and Regulations of this state with a score of at least 75%. It is an open book examination and is now available online at www.dhmh.md.gov/denta/. If you choose to complete the online examination, please also complete the Affidavit form and return both documents to the Board’s office along with the Jurisprudence Examination fee of $50.00. Applicants may also take the exam at the Board’s offices Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. You will be scheduled for the examination after your completed application is reviewed.



Incomplete applications will be returned and will be subject to a $50.00 reprocessing fee.

MAIL APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO:
Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners

Spring Grove Hospital Center

Benjamin Rush Building

55 Wade Avenue

Catonsville, MD 21228

ATTN: Licensing Unit



Revised 11/16/16


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