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Full Text of SB0335  102nd General Assembly


Sen. Rachelle Crowe

Filed: 4/9/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 335 as follows:
3on page 1, line 5, after "Sections 4", by inserting ", 9,"; and
4on page 6, immediately below line 17, by inserting the
6    "(225 ILCS 25/9)  (from Ch. 111, par. 2309)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
8    Sec. 9. Qualifications of applicants for dental licenses.
9The Department shall require that each applicant for a license
10to practice dentistry shall:
11        (a) (Blank).
12        (b) Be at least 21 years of age and of good moral
13    character.
14        (c) (1) Present satisfactory evidence of completion of
15    dental education by graduation from a dental college or



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1    school in the United States or Canada approved by the
2    Department. The Department shall not approve any dental
3    college or school which does not require at least (A) 60
4    semester hours of collegiate credit or the equivalent in
5    acceptable subjects from a college or university before
6    admission, and (B) completion of at least 4 academic years
7    of instruction or the equivalent in an approved dental
8    college or school that is accredited by the Commission on
9    Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;
10    or
11        (2) Present satisfactory evidence of completion of
12    dental education by graduation from a dental college or
13    school outside the United States or Canada and provide
14    satisfactory evidence that the applicant has: (A)
15    completed a minimum of 2 academic years of general dental
16    clinical training and obtained a doctorate of dental
17    surgery (DDS) or doctorate of dental medicine (DMD) at a
18    dental college or school in the United States or Canada
19    approved by the Department; or (B) met the program
20    requirements approved by rule by the Department.
21        Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent
22    either the Department or any dental college or school from
23    establishing higher standards than specified in this Act.
24        (d) (Blank).
25        (e) Present satisfactory evidence that the applicant
26    has passed the integrated both parts of the National Board



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1    Dental Examination administered by the Joint Commission on
2    National Dental Examinations and has successfully
3    completed an examination conducted by one of the following
4    regional testing services: the Central Regional Dental
5    Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS), the Southern Regional
6    Testing Agency, Inc. (SRTA), the Western Regional
7    Examining Board (WREB), the Commission on Dental
8    Competency Assessments (CDCA) North East Regional Board
9    (NERB), or the Council of Interstate Testing Agencies
10    (CITA). For purposes of this Section, successful
11    completion shall mean that the applicant has achieved a
12    minimum passing score as determined by the applicable
13    regional testing service. The Secretary may suspend a
14    regional testing service under this subsection (e) if,
15    after proper notice and hearing, it is established that
16    (i) the integrity of the examination has been breached so
17    as to make future test results unreliable or (ii) the test
18    is fundamentally deficient in testing clinical competency.
19    In determining professional capacity under this Section,
20any individual who has not been actively engaged in the
21practice of dentistry, has not been a dental student, or has
22not been engaged in a formal program of dental education
23during the 5 years immediately preceding the filing of an
24application may be required to complete such additional
25testing, training, or remedial education as the Board may deem
26necessary in order to establish the applicant's present



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1capacity to practice dentistry with reasonable judgment,
2skill, and safety.
3(Source: P.A. 99-366, eff. 1-1-16; 100-215, eff. 1-1-18.)".