Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.
The Department of Public Health may issue a dental license by endorsement of an out-of-state license provided the applicant holds a current, valid license in good standing in another state or territory of the United States and the state or territory of current licensure maintains licensing standards equal to or higher than Connecticut's requirements. An applicant seeking licensure by endorsement must ensure that the current licensure standards of the state or territory in which currently licensed are forwarded directly to this office.
It is important to note that when reviewing the statutes and regulations of another state to those of this state, the Department compares them to the current licensing requirements for Connecticut licensure rather than the requirements met at the time of issuance of the out-of-state license.
The following documents shall be forwarded directly to this office directly from the source:
A completed, notarized application form with photograph attached and fee of $150.00 in the form of a bank check or money order payable to, "Treasurer, State of Connecticut";
A Verification of Licensure Form must be forwarded to each state or territory in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed. Most states charge a fee for completion of the verification form; contact each state or territory for fee information.
Current licensure statutes, regulations and policies submitted directly to this office from the state or territory in which currently licensed.
At such time as all documentation is received, the application will be reviewed by Department staff, an eligibility determination will be made and the applicant will be notified in writing regarding the Department's determination. Please allow four to six weeks for this review.
It may be more efficient for applicants who wish to expedite licensure to meet the requirements for obtaining licensure for the first time.
If it is determined that the other state's licensing requirements are not equal to those of this state and the applicant wants to pursue licensure, he or she would be required to meet the current Connecticut licensing requirements.
Please arrange for all supporting documents to be submitted directly from the source to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Dental Hygienist Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1929