DDS Licensure Disclosure

New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals.  For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State.  SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public.  Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires.

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, SUNY at Buffalo provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made.

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine’s DDS program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and if successfully completed meets the educational requirements for dental licensure in each state.

We strongly recommend that you contact the individual state dental licensing board listed below to determine any additional requirements for licensure. Other requirements often include, but are not limited to, passing the National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE Parts I and II or INBDE); additional post-graduation examinations or mandatory residency training; a clinical licensing examination administered by either a state or regional testing agency or the ADA’s dental licensing objective structured clinical examination (DLOSCE); jurisprudence examination; application and licensing fees; criminal background checks; reference checks; and sedation permits. It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly.

State Dental Boards