Where successful completion of an examination is required by
the rules governing the type of licensure applied for, those examinations are
governed by this rule:
adopts the following as its licensure examinations and requires their
successful completion, where required by the rules governing the licensure
process, as a prerequisite for licensure:
Any Board-approved examination including, but not limited to, the examinations
1. The Southern Regional Testing
2. The Western
Regional Examining Board (WREB)
(b) The National Board if the person
graduated from a dental hygiene college, school or university after
(c) The Tennessee Board of
Dentistry Ethics and Jurisprudence examination
Admission to, application for and the
fees required to sit for the regional examinations and the National Board
examinations are governed by and must be submitted to the testing agency.
Admission to, application for and the fees required to sit for any other
Board-approved examination must be submitted to the Board as provided in rule
, or at the Board's
option, its designated exam administrator.
(3) Passing scores on the regional and
National Board examinations are determined by the testing agency. Such passing
scores as certified to the Board are adopted by the Board as constituting
successful completion of those examinations. Passing scores for any other
Board-approved examination are determined by the Board.
(4) Applicants must supply or furnish their
own patients, instruments and materials as required by the testing agency, the
Board, or the Board's designated exam administrator.
(5) Applicants who fail to successfully
complete any of the examinations may apply for reexamination.
Oral examination may be required pursuant
to rule 0460-01-.04
(7) The Board adopts as its own, the
determination made by the regional testing agencies and the National Boards of
the length of time that a passing score on their respective examinations will
be effective for purposes of measuring competency and fitness for dental
for licensure who have failed three (3) times the National Board or any other
Board-approved examination as provided in subparagraph (1) (a) must
successfully complete a remedial course of post-graduate studies at a school
accredited by the American Dental Association before consideration for
licensure by the Board. The applicant shall cause the program director of the
post-graduate program to provide written documentation of the content of such
course and certify successful completion.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
certified June 7, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed December 11, 1991; effective
January 25, 1992. Amendment filed May 15, 1996; effective September 27, 1996.
Amendment filed August 28, 2001; effective November 11, 2001. Amendment filed
April 10, 2002; effective June 24, 2002. Amendment filed August 18, 2003;
effective November 1, 2003. Amendment filed April 5, 2006; effective June 19,
2006. Amendments filed October 25, 2017; effective
Authority: T.C.A. §§
63-5-105, 63-5-107, 63-5-110,
63-5-111, 63-5-114, and 63-5-124.