States You Can Get a Dentist License in Under Two Months

Posted on: August 02, 2021

written by

Chris Keeley

Chances are you have chosen the locum tenens career path because of its flexible nature. A key factor in a provider’s decision to go locum is often having the ability to travel around the country. One of the major things holding providers back is not having the appropriate state license.

As you know, each state has their own timeframe in which a new license can be issued. However, here are the states where you can get a new dentist license in two months or less.

At a quick glance, Vermont and Utah have the fastest turnaround time. Read on to learn about the specifics of each state.

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Obtaining a Maryland license within this timeframe is contingent on the passing of the ADEX exams.

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New Hampshire

The exam must have included a clinical periodontal/scaling component. The Board will not accept the 2018 WREB exam. You must register for a DEA within 90 days after licensure.

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New Jersey

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Rhode Island

Once all items are in the application, it will take roughly 3-5 days to issue the license.


For endorsement, the dentist must have 6,000 active clinical practice hours in the past five years. The dentist must have CPR, BLS, or ACLS. For an upgraded permit, the dentist must have a letter from a local anesthesia class instructor verifying the course.

For the most up-to-date licensure requirements, always be sure to check with your local Board website.

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West Virginia

Depending on criteria such as board specialty certification exams, months worked before applying for the license, and other key factors, obtaining this license could take a little bit longer than two months.

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About Chris Keeley

Chris Keeley was formerly the content marketing copywriter for Barton Associates. Native to the Boston area, Chris joined Barton Associates in May 2019 after earning his degree in journalism from Salem State University.

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