Tex. Occ. Code Section 256.002
Minimum Qualifications of Dental Applicant


An applicant for a license to practice dentistry must:


be at least 21 years of age; and


present proof of:


graduation from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or


graduation from a dental school that is not accredited by the commission and successful completion of training in an American Dental Association approved specialty in an education program accredited by the commission that consists of at least two years of training as specified by the Council on Dental Education.


The board shall grant a dental license to an applicant who:


meets the qualifications of this section;


pays an application fee set by the board; and


satisfactorily passes the examination required by the board.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.079(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 295 (S.B. 313), Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 256.002 — Minimum Qualifications of Dental Applicant, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­256.­htm#256.­002 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 256.002’s source at texas​.gov