Florida Senate - 2016                                    SB 1530
       By Senator Hays
       11-00548-16                                           20161530__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to dental licensing; amending s.
    3         466.006, F.S.; exempting certain internationally
    4         trained dentists from the requirement that an
    5         applicant for licensure be a graduate of an accredited
    6         dental college or school or submit proof of having
    7         completed 2 consecutive academic years at an
    8         accredited dental school before being entitled to take
    9         the dental examination; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 466.006, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         466.006 Examination of dentists.—
   16         (3) If an applicant is a graduate of a dental college or
   17  school not accredited in accordance with paragraph (2)(b) or of
   18  a dental college or school not approved by the board, the
   19  applicant is not entitled to take the examinations required in
   20  this section to practice dentistry unless:
   21         (a)Until She or he satisfies one of the following:
   22         1.(a) Completes a program of study, as defined by the board
   23  by rule, at an accredited American dental school and
   24  demonstrates receipt of a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from that said
   25  school; or
   26         2.(b) Submits proof of having successfully completed at
   27  least 2 consecutive academic years at a full-time supplemental
   28  general dentistry program accredited by the American Dental
   29  Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The This program
   30  must provide didactic and clinical education at the level of a
   31  D.D.S. or D.M.D. program accredited by the American Dental
   32  Association Commission on Dental Accreditation; or
   33         (b) She or he is an internationally trained dentist who
   34  holds an active license to practice dentistry full time in
   35  another state or territory of the United States, the District of
   36  Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and has been
   37  practicing dentistry full time for at least 2 consecutive years.
   38  Such license must be in good standing and not subject to a
   39  pending penalty.
   40         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.