Washington Dental License

Washington Dental License

You are thinking to become a dentist? Or maybe you need to find a good one for you? Use Washington state dental license lookup tool to verify a dentist license. Learn how to use Washington dental license lookup or Washington state dentist license lookup tools to apply for your Washington Dental license.

Use the Washington dentist license lookup tool to check your license expiration date. But before, it’d be better to learn some answers to your questions.

How do I become a dentist in Washington state?

To become a dentist in Washington, firstly graduate from a dental school. The dental school should be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. You need to obtain a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) or doctor of dental medicine degree (DMD).

If you have graduated from a non-accredited school you will need to complete additional postdoctoral or predoctoral dental education.

Secondly, pass the written and practical-clinical exams. Find here the list of acceptable exams.

After that, apply for the Washington Dental license to the Washington State Department of Health.

Additional documents needed

  1. Include all the certificates you have and list all the professional training you have completed
  2. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) verification
  3. Verification from the insurance company
  4. A passport-style photo.

You should renew your Washington Dental license every year. But, you will need to complete 63 hours of continuing education every 3 years. You will get an email as a reminder before the expiration date.

Can a dentist be licensed in two states?

If you obtain a dental license in Washington, you can practice with that license in other 45 states. So, dental boards in 46 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico issue licenses that are valid in the other states.

And, the states that issue dental licenses valid in other states are listed below:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

How do I verify a Washington state medical license?

Washington Medical Commission has created a portal VeriDoc, where you can verify a Washington state medical license. Firstly, go to veridoc.org and follow the instructions to create and send the verification. You will receive the verification immediately. But, there is a $60 you have to pay.

The other option is the Department of Health Provider Credential Search. There you can print or verify online the Washington Med license. You will need to enter the credential number, first name, and last name.

How do I check a dentist’s credentials in Washington?

To check a dentist’s credentials visit the Washington State Department of Health. Follow the instructions and you can find the information you need. So you may search using a credential number, individual name, or business name. Go through this link and follow the steps.

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