The ADA, the American Dental Education Association, and the American Student Dental Association also called for states to allow for increased licensure portability and to work together to establish a common core of credentials for licensure that can serve as a basis for licensure compacts among U.S. states.
The three organizations stated that they are concerned that treating a single patient just one time does not lead to an accurate reflection of the skill set and knowledge expected of a dentist. They also cited the ethical and treatment challenges the single-encounter examination poses for patients, test takers, dental schools, and the profession.
The associations formed the Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure and released a report, which can be accessed on the ADA website.
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