Next Article in Journal
Evaluation of an In Situ Hardening β-Tricalcium Phosphate Graft Material for Alveolar Ridge Preservation. A Histomorphometric Animal Study in Pigs
Previous Article in Journal
Failure Rate of Pediatric Dental Treatment under General Anesthesia
Previous Article in Special Issue
Household Income and Children’s Unmet Dental Care Need; Blacks’ Diminished Return
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Dent. J. 2018, 6(3), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj6030026

Foreign-Trained Dentists in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities

Department of General Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Received: 8 May 2018 / Revised: 6 June 2018 / Accepted: 20 June 2018 / Published: 1 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oral Health Disparities Due to Race, Ethnicity, and Class)
Full-Text   |   PDF [365 KB, uploaded 1 July 2018]   |  

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to review the licensing process and challenges faced by foreign-trained dentists in United States (U.S.), and how incorporating foreign-trained dentists in the dental workforce in the U.S. impacts the population’s dental care. Foreign-trained dentists must complete additional training in a Commission of Dental Accreditation recognized program offered by a U.S. dental school in order to be eligible for licensing. Foreign-trained dentists interested in seeking employment in the U.S. face numerous challenges, including stringent admission processes, high tuition costs, immigration barriers and cultural differences. Opening the U.S. dental profession to foreign-trained dentists provides several advantages, such as increasing the diversity of dentists in the U.S., expanding access to underrepresented communities, and enhancing the expertise of the profession. Foreign-trained dentists are an important resource for a U.S. government seeking to build the human capital base and make the most of global trade opportunities through a “brain gain”. Increasing the diversity in the dental profession to match the general U.S. population might improve access to dental care for minorities and poor Americans, reducing disparities in dental care. View Full-Text
Keywords: accreditation; dentists; diversity; education; United States accreditation; dentists; diversity; education; United States
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Kellesarian, S.V. Foreign-Trained Dentists in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities. Dent. J. 2018, 6, 26.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Dent. J. EISSN 2304-6767 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top