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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Division of Health Professions Licensure


Board of Registration in Dentistry

239 Causeway Street, 5th floor, Suite 500

Boston, MA 02114

(617) 973-0971



www.mass.gov/dph/boards/dn


Initial (First-Time) Full-Time Faculty Limited License Application Instructions

(See 234 CMR 4.05 Effective August 20, 2010)


A full- time Faculty Limited License allows a full-time faculty member to perform all the duties of a dentist but only in a specifically-named hospital, school, public clinic, or prison. Private practice is not permitted at any time. Full-Time Faculty Limited Licenses are valid for exactly one year from date of issue and may be re-applied for annually. The Board may issue a Full- Time Faculty Limited License provided it receives the following documentation:


  • An accurate, complete, and signed application including CORI report.

  • Payment of a nonrefundable, nontransferable licensing fee.

  • Proof satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has received a diploma in dentistry

Graduates of non-CODA or foreign dental schools shall submit an original transcript, with college seal that indicates the date of issuance of a dental diploma from a reputable dental college. If the transcript is not in English, the applicant shall provide a certified translated copy of the original dental college transcript demonstrating the applicant received a dental degree from a reputable dental college.

  • A full-time member of faculty shall submit an original letter with the college seal that confirms the applicant’s status and dates of appointment as a full-time faculty member. The application for licensure shall also include the printed name, signature and license number of the applicant’s supervising dentist, who shall hold a valid license issued by the Board pursuant to M. G. L. c. 112, § 45 and be in good standing with the Board.

  • Documentation demonstrating current certification in American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillation for the Professional Rescuer (CPR/AED) or current certification in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS).

  • If the applicant has graduated from a dental school where the language of written or oral instruction (including textbooks) or both, is in a language other than English, the applicant shall submit documentation satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has achieved a minimum score, as specified by the Board, on a Board-designated test of English proficiency.

  • A physician’s statement that is the result of an examination, conducted within six months of the date of application, attesting to the health of the applicant and reporting impairments which may affect the applicant’s ability to practice dentistry.

  • If applicable, certified letters of standing from all jurisdictions in which the applicant has ever been issued a license to practice dentistry attesting to the standing of his/her license, including report of any past or pending disciplinary action, or any pending complaints against the applicant.

  • A practice history, if applicable.

  • An original report from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Self-query.

  • A statement disclosing any disciplinary action, civil and/or criminal action taken against the applicant at any time prior to the date of application, with supporting documentation as may be required by the Board.

  • Successful completion of the Massachusetts Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence Examination. Email the Board at dentistry.admin@state.ma.us to request a copy of the exam.

  • Attach a passport-size photograph in color (2x2) to application where indicated. See http://travel.state.gov/passport/guide/composition/composition_874.html

  • An affidavit, signed under pains and penalties of perjury, and witnessed by a Notary Public.

Please Note:

  • Incomplete applications will delay license processing.

  • Please retain a copy of all application materials for your records.

  • Upon board approval, a certificate and a license number will be issued in your name and sent to your supervising dentist. Confirmation of your license number will be available under “Online Services/Check a License” on our website www.mass.gov/dph/boards/dn as soon as the Board approves the license.

  • To contact potential employers or dental educational programs or educational opportunities

Hospitals www.mahospitalcareers.com


Community Health Centers www.massleague.org

Massachusetts Department of Corrections www.mass.gov/doc

Harvard University School of Dental Medicine www.hsdm.harvard.edu

Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine www.bu.edu/dental/

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine www.tufts.edu/dental/





The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Division of Health Professions Licensure


Board of Registration in Dentistry


239 Causeway Street, 5th Floor, Suite 500

Boston, MA 02114

(617) 973-0971

www.mass.gov/dph/boards/dn


BOARD USE ONLY
Receipt #_________________________
Fee :____________________
Jurisprudence: Pass ______ Fail _____

Application

Initial (First-Time)Full-Time Faculty License



1. Applicant Name:____________________________________________________________________________

(Last) (First) (Middle)



2. Maiden Name/Other Name:__________________________________________________________________

3. Address of Record:_________________________________________________________________________

(No.) (Street) (Apt #) (City or Town) (State or Country) (Zip Code)

____________________________________________________________________________________________
Note: The address of record may be home or business and is, by law, public information.

4. Most Recent Previous Address: ______________________________________________________________


5. Telephone Number and Email Address: Day:____________________ Cell:______________________

Email Address: _________________________________________________

6. _______/_______/______ ____________________ ___________ Eye Color: ___________
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy) Place of Birth (city/state/country)

Height: ____ Feet ____ Inches Weight: ____ Lbs. Mother’s Maiden Name: _________________

7. Social Security Number (SSN) (disclosure is mandatory): ________/______/_________

Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 62C, s. 47A, the Division of Health Professions Licensure is required to obtain your SSN and forward it to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. The Department of Revenue will use your SSN to ascertain whether or not you are in compliance with Massachusetts tax laws (M.G.L. c. 62C, s. 47A) and child support laws (M.G.L. c. 119A, s.16).

Education
8. Graduate of: _______________________________________________________________________
Name of Dental School

______________________________________________________________________________________

Street City State/Province Postal Code Country

9. Date Dental Degree Conferred Date ________________ Degree_____________


MM/DD/YYYY
ALL APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH:
An official transcript of original degree or letter from your dental school including date (month, day, year) of graduation and degree conferred; and,
if applicable, an academic credentials evaluation in English.


Verification Of Other Licenses/Board Registrations

10. List below all professional licenses or Registrations including professions other than dentistry whether or not you have practiced under that license or Registration.

Note: Applicants must obtain official verification of each professional license or registration from each state or jurisdiction and submit it with this application.

I do not currently hold and have never held a professional license or certification in any state or jurisdiction


I currently hold and have a professional license or registration as follows:

Issuing Jurisdiction Profession License/Certification Number

________________ ________________ _________________

________________ ________________ _________________

________________ ________________ _________________



Practice Location(s)
12. (A). Name of Sponsoring Institution/Clinic ____________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________

Phone# ___________________ Practice to Begin: _________________________________________
MM/DD/YYYY

Supervising Dentist Name ______________________________________________________________


Massachusetts Dental License #DN_____________

I certify, under pains and penalties of perjury, that the information I have provided pursuant to this application for licensure is truthful and accurate.

Supervising Dentist Signature____________________________________


12. (B). Other Affiliated Practice Location _____________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________

Phone# ___________________ Practice to Begin: ________________________________________


MM/DD/YYYY

Supervising Dentist Name _______________________________


Massachusetts Dental License #DN_____________

I certify, under pains and penalties of perjury, that the information I have provided pursuant to this application for licensure is truthful and accurate.


Supervising Dentist Signature____________________________________

12. (C). Other Affiliated Practice Location ______________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________

Phone# ___________________ Practice to Begin : ________________________________________


MM/DD/YYYY

Supervising Dentist Name ______________________________________________________________


Massachusetts Dental License #DN_____________

I certify, under pains and penalties of perjury, that the information I have provided pursuant to this application for licensure is truthful and accurate.

Supervising Dentist Signature____________________________________



Attestation of Compliance with 234 CMR 4.05(5) Education Requirements
13. Check the applicable box below. then sign to indicate your certification of the checked statement. The signature of the supervising dentist is also required on this page.

I certify, under pains and penalties of perjury that I have completed or shall complete, within one year of the date of initial licensure, all of the following continuing education units (CEUs):


A minimum of 3 CEUs in CDC Guidelines;

A minimum of 3 CEUs in OSHA Standards at 29 CFR;

A minimum of 6 CEUs in treatment planning and diagnosis;

A minimum of 3 CEUs in record-keeping;

A minimum of 2 CEUs in risk management; and

A minimum of 3 CEUs in pharmacology with emphasis on prescription writing;


OR
□ I certify, under pains and penalties of perjury that I am enrolled in a CODA-accredited dental school academic program that includes all areas of study listed above.

_________________________________________________ _________________

Name of School Graduation Year

REQUIRED SIGNATURES:

___________________________________________

Signature of Applicant

________________________________________________

Signature of Supervising Dentist as Witness to Applicant’s Attestation

Good Moral Character Questions
If you answer "YES" to any of the following questions please attach a separate sheet explaining the circumstances. Also provide all relevant certified documentation (police reports, court records, disciplinary action reports, etc.) including final disposition of the matter.
14. Have you ever applied for and been denied a professional license in the United States or any country or foreign jurisdiction?

Yes □ No □

15. Has any licensing or certification board, government authority, hospital or health care facility or professional medical association located in the United States or any country or foreign jurisdiction taken any disciplinary action against you?

Yes □ No □


16. Are you the subject of pending disciplinary actions by any licensing or certification board, government authority, hospital or health care facility or professional medical association located in the United States or any country or foreign jurisdiction?

Yes □ No □

17. Have you ever voluntarily surrendered any professional license or board certification in the United States or any country or foreign jurisdiction?

Yes □ No □

18. Have you ever been arrested, charged, arraigned, indicted, prosecuted, convicted or been the subject of any criminal investigation or any court proceeding in relation to any criminal violation? Do not report minor violations for which a fine of $100 or less was imposed.

Yes □ No □

Release

I hereby authorize all hospitals, institutions, credentialing agencies, organizations, personal physicians, employers (past and present), business and dental associates (past and present), and all government agencies and entities (local, state, federal, or foreign) to release to the Board of Registration in Dentistry any information, files or records requested by the Board in connection with the processing of my application. I further authorize the Board of Registration in Dentistry to release information contained in this application in association with its processing.


Affidavit of applicant
To the best of my knowledge and belief, I have filed all state tax returns and paid all state taxes required by state law and do not owe child support. I am aware of my professional obligations under M.G.L. c. 119 s. 51A, the reporting of suspected child abuse.
I understand that the Board is certified by the Massachusetts Criminal History Systems Board for access to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI), including conviction and pending criminal case data. As an applicant for a license to practice as a full-time faculty limited licensed dentist I understand that a CORI check may be conducted by the Board for conviction and pending criminal case information only and that the CORI results will not necessarily disqualify me.
I understand that I am responsible for reading and understanding the laws and regulations governing practice as a full-time faculty limited licensed dentist in Massachusetts and I hereby agree to comply with such laws and regulations.
I understand that this application for licensure shall be deemed no longer valid if requirements for licensure as a full-time faculty limited licensed dentist are not met within one (1) year from the date of Board receipt. I also understand that fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
I certify, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that the information I have provided pursuant to this application for licensure is truthful and accurate. I understand that any failure to provide truthful and accurate information in connection with this application for licensure may be grounds for the Board of Registration in Dentistry to deny issuance of a license; to suspend or revoke a license issued to me; and to deny renewal of a license issued to me, all in accordance with Massachusetts law.


To be completed, signed and witnessed by the applicant and a Notary Public.



Attach a recent color

2”x 2” passport-sized

Photo
Applicant Signature _______________________________ Date ________________

Print Name _______________________________________


Notary Public Name: ______________________________



Notary Public Commission Expires: ________________________ [Seal or Stamp]

Submit a nonrefundable and nontransferable fee for $90 (check or money order ) payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Division of Health Professions Licensure

Board of Registration in Dentistry


239 Causeway Street,5th Floor, Suite 500

Boston, MA 02114

(617) 973-0971

www.mass.gov/dph/boards/dn



CRIMINAL OFFENDER RECORD INFORMATION (CORI)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM

TO BE USED BY ORGANIZATIONS CONDUCTING CORI CHECKS FOR EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTEER, SUBCONTRACTOR, LICENSING, AND HOUSING PURPOSES.

The Board of Registration in Dentistry is registered under the provisions of M.G.L. c. 6, § 172 to receive CORI for the purpose of screening current and otherwise qualified license applicants and current licensees.
As a prospective or current license applicant or current licensee, I understand that a CORI check will be submitted for my personal information to the Department of Criminal Justice Information Systems (DCJIS). I hereby acknowledge and provide permission to the Board of Registration in Dentistry to submit a CORI check for my information to the DCJIS. This authorization is valid for one year from the date of my signature. I may withdraw this authorization at any time by providing written notice of my intent to withdraw consent to a CORI check.

FOR EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTEER, AND LICENSING PURPOSES ONLY:


The Board of Registration in Dentistry may conduct subsequent CORI checks within one year of the date this Form was signed by me provided, however, that Board of Registration in Dentistry must first provide me with written notice of this check.

By signing below, I provide my consent to a CORI check and acknowledge that the information provided on Page 2 of this Acknowledgement Form is true and accurate.

__________________________________

SIGNATURE

__________________________________

DATE
NOTE: The Board of Registration in Dentistry cannot accept this form unless it is either (1) signed in person at the Board's offices in the presence of a DHPL employee who has verified the applicant's identity through acceptable identification, or (2) signed in the presence of a notary public who has likewise verified identity and then mailed or hand-delivered to the Board's offices at the address set forth above.



CRIMINAL OFFENDER RECORD INFORMATION (CORI)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM

SUBJECT INFORMATION: (An asterisk (*) denotes a required field)

____________________________________________________________________

*Last Name *First Name Middle Name Suffix

____________________________________________________________________

Maiden Name (or other name(s) by which you have been known)

________________ ________________

*Date of Birth Place of Birth

*Last Six Digits of Your Social Security Number: _______-_________

Sex: ____ Height: ___ft. __ in. Eye Color: _________ Race: __________

Driver’s License or ID Number: __________________ State of Issue: ________
______________________________ _____________________________

Mother’s Full Name (Mother's Maiden Name) Father’s Full Name

Current and Former Addresses:

________________________________________________________________________

Street Number & Name City/Town State Zip

________________________________________________________________________

Street Number & Name City/Town State Zip

________________________________________________________________________

The above information was verified by reviewing the following form(s) of government-issued identification:

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

VERIFIED BY: _____________________________________________ ON _________

Name of Verifying DHPL Employee (Please Print) Date

________________________________________________



Signature of Verifying DHPL Employee OR Notary Public


Notary Name: ____________________________________________



Commission Expires: _______________________________________ [Seal or stamp]

Attachment Checklist


Your application cannot be processed without all of the following:

  • Attachment 1: Licensing Fee - Personal or business check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for $90.00. Cash is not accepted. All fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Please do not staple check or money order to the application.

  • Attachment 2: Proof of Graduation from a Dental School - Provide an official transcript or letter from your dental school including date of graduation and degree conferred, and translated into English, if necessary. Photocopies will not be accepted. Diplomas will not be accepted.




  • Attachment 3: English Language Proficiency - If your dental degree is from a school where instruction (written or oral) was in a language other than English, documentation of a minimum score on the TOEFL or the academic format IELTS must be attached.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

90 (internet-based) OR 577 (paper-based)

OR

Academic Format International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0

  • Attachment 4: Physician’s Statement - Signed statement on physician’s stationery certifying that the candidate has been examined within 6 months prior to the date of application and is deemed fit to practice dentistry.

  • Attachment 5: Documentation of Current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or Current BLS Certification

  • Attachment 6: Massachusetts Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence Exam—Answer sheet only.

  • Attachment 7: Confirmation of Full-Time Faculty Appointment - An original letter signed by a school official on institutional stationery, including dates of faculty appointment.


IF APPLICABLE

  • Attachment 8: Letters of Standing – Verification of Professional Licensure from each state or jurisdiction in which you hold or have ever held a license must be included in the application. The letter of verification of licensure must include the current status of the license, license number, the official seal of the jurisdiction’s licensing Board, and any disciplinary actions taken. A photocopy of a license is not acceptable.

  • Attachment 9: Practice History - If you have ever practiced dentistry in another jurisdiction or state, please include an up-to-date resume or practice history, including employers’ contact information and dates of employment.

  • Attachment 10: National Practitioner Data Bank Self-Query Report – (If you have ever held a professional healthcare license in the United States) To request a self-query report, please contact the Data Bank at 1-800-767-6732 or www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov. The Data Bank will mail the report to you. Only an original report from NPDB will be accepted for this application.

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