Expedited Licensure Options for Evacuees from Puerto Rico

Posted in Latest News on October 30, 2017.

The Board of Dentistry provides the following information to assist individuals from Puerto Rico who are seeking to work in Florida:

Requirements differ based on what type of dental license you are seeking.

  • Health Access Dentist – This license allows you to work for a program or an institution of the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health, the Department of Juvenile Justice, a nonprofit community health center, a Head Start center, a federally qualified health center or look-alike as defined by federal law, a school-based prevention program, a clinic operated by an accredited college of dentistry, or an accredited dental hygiene program in this state. Requirements can be found here.
  • Limited Dental License – This license allows you to provide services only to the indigent or critical need populations within Florida. Requirements can be found here.
  • Dental Temporary Certificate – This license allows you to work in a state or county government facility. Requirements can be found here.
  • Dental Teaching Permit – This license may be issued to a full time dental instructor of a CODA accredited dental school in Florida and is valid in only that setting. Requirements can be found here.


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