§ 33.103. Examinations.

 (a)  Dentists. Candidates for licensure shall pass the National Board Dental Examination (written examination) and the dental clinical examination administered by one of the following:

   (1)  The North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Inc. (NERB).

   (2)  The Southern Regional Testing Agency, Inc. (SRTA).

   (3)  The Western Regional Examining Board (WREB).

   (4)  The Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS).

   (5)  The Council of Interstate Testing Agencies, Inc. (CITA).

 (b)  Dental hygienists. Candidates for licensure shall pass the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (written examination) and the dental hygiene clinical examination administered by one of the following:

   (1)  The North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Inc. (NERB).

   (2)  The Southern Regional Testing Agency, Inc. (SRTA).

   (3)  The Western Regional Examining Board (WREB).

   (4)  The Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS).

   (5)  The Council of Interstate Testing Agencies, Inc. (CITA).

 (c)  Expanded function dental assistants. Candidates for certification shall pass a written examination acceptable to the Board.

 (d)  Additional requirement. The Board will recognize successful completion of the dental or dental hygiene clinical examinations or the expanded function dental assistant examination approved by the Board for up to 5 years from the date scores are reported to the Board. After 5 years, the Board will accept passing scores on the examinations only if the candidate has been engaged in postgraduate training or in the practice of dentistry, as a dental hygienist or as an expanded function dental assistant in another jurisdiction.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  33.103 amended under sections 2—5.1, 10—11.5 and 11.7 of the Dental Law (63 P. S. § §  121—124.1, 129—129.1, 130, 130e and 130h).

Source

   The provisions of this §  33.103 adopted June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, except subsection (c) effective June 24, 1996, 25 Pa.B. 2492; amended May 12, 2000, effective May 13, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2359; amended September 3, 2004, effective September 4, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 4882; amended May 14, 2010, effective May 15, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 2532. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (346647) and (342139).



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