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Notable changes to the reinstatement rule include:

  • Removal of a verification requirement for out-of-state licenses when applying for reinstatement.
  • Extension of the grace period from 6 months to 2 years after the license lapses, where a dentist is not required to retake the jurisprudence exam.
  • Increased specificity on the timeline for demonstrating clinical competency. Under the proposed rule, a dentist would have to demonstrate clinical competency if he/she has not practiced at least 700 hours in a 12-month period during the last five years. Previously the statute required a dentist to have worked at least one year out of the last five years.
  • Discussion of three clinical competency scenarios that will be considered on case-by-case basis by the board, which include educational programs, faculty/research roles and military service.

To view a copy of the most recent rule revision, please click here.

Written comments on the rule are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2009. Comments may be submitted to the State Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to 1560 Broadway, Ste. 1350, Denver, CO 80202. A public hearing on the rule is scheduled on Oct. 21, 2009, 1:00 p.m. at 1560 Broadway, Ste. 1380, Denver, CO 80202.

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