§61.1 Professional study of dentistry.
- To meet the professional education requirement, the applicant shall present evidence of the completion of not less than 60 semester hours of preprofessional education including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology or zoology and physics and a program of professional education consisting of either:
- the completion of a program of dental education of not less than four academic years, or the equivalent thereof, registered by the department or accredited by an accrediting organization acceptable to the department; or
- the completion of not less than four academic years of dental education satisfactory to the department, culminating in a degree, diploma or certificate in dentistry recognized by the appropriate civil authorities of the country in which the school is located as acceptable for entry into, practice in the country in which the school is located.
- Where a program of dental education is completed in an unregistered and unaccredited foreign dental school as provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this section, the applicant shall complete not less than two academic years of study satisfactory to the department in a registered or accredited dental school program including such subjects as may be necessary for certification by such registered or accredited school that the candidate has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate of the school.
- Courses failed in a school of dentistry, for which credit has been granted toward meeting the requirements of another school of dentistry may not be counted toward meeting the requirements of this Part.
- A program of dental education shall be considered completed upon certification of completion by the school in which such program was taken and proof that the applicant has been awarded the appropriate dental degree, diploma or certificate.