Licensure for Active Duty Military, Military Spouses or Veterans

Definitions

  1. “Military Service Member” means a person who is currently serving in the armed forces of the United States, in a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, or in the state military service of any state.
  2. “Military Spouse” means a person who is married to a military service member who is currently on active duty.
  3. “Military Veteran” means a person who has served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States, or in an auxiliary service of one of those branches of the armed forces.

General Qualifications

  1. Dental hygienists must be at least 18 years of age. 
  2. Be of good moral character and professional fitness, which is demonstrated by patterns of personal, academic and occupational behaviors, including final or pending disciplinary action on any occupational license in any jurisdiction, which, in the judgment of the TSBDE, indicate honesty, accountability, trustworthiness, reliability, integrity, and ability.
  3. Pay all required fees.  (Fingerprint Criminal Background Check and Jurisprudence Assessment)
  4. Submit an application for licensure.
  5. Provide information and documents as requested by the TSBDE.

Additional Information

  1. Change of Address.  Licensees are required to notify the TSBDE within 60 days of a change in address.
  2. Continuing Education.  New licensees are exempt from completing CE during their first licensure period.  After the first license is renewed licensees should begin collecting CE.
  3. CPR Requirement.  CPR Courses must include a hands-on demonstration of skills by the applicant on a manikin and a written assessment of skills.
  4. Foreign Language Documents.  All documents issued in a foreign language must be translated to English.

Dental Hygiene Licensure Application