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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 704         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 996

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Harriette L. Chandler

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to dentistry licensure examinations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 704        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 996

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 996) of Harriette L. Chandler, John W. Scibak and Gale D. Candaras for legislation relative to dentistry licensure examinations.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to dentistry licensure examinations.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 47 and inserting in the place thereof the following section:- Section 47. The examination may be written or oral or both, at the option of the board, and may include the principal subjects taught in reputable dental colleges. Demonstrations in operative and prosthetic dentistry, diagnosis and prognosis may be required. In lieu of practical examinations, the board shall allow applicants to demonstrate proof of having successfully completed not less than one year of graduate dental training as a resident dentist in a PGY-1 program or other program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation; provided, that at the end of such year of graduate dental training as a resident dentist, the supervising dentist provides documentation satisfactory to the board attesting to the resident dentist’s competency in all areas tested on the practical examination.

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