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.