TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1220 ILLINOIS DENTAL PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1220.310 APPLICATIONS
Section 1220.310 Applications
a) An applicant for examination for licensure as a dental specialist must be currently licensed as a dentist in Illinois and must file an application at least 60 days prior to date of examination. The application shall include the following:
1) Certification of completion of dental specialty training in accordance with subsection (b);
2) The fee required in Section 1220.415(a)(2) of this Part.
b) To further qualify for examination as a specialist in Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, or Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the applicant must submit, in addition to the requirements of subsection (a), records, certified by the director of the program, showing that the applicant has successfully completed a course of study of not less than 2 academic years in a program approved by the Division in the dental specialty he/she proposes to practice.
c) To further qualify for examination as a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the applicant must submit, in addition to the requirements of subsection (a), the following:
1) The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery application must contain evidence that the applicant has successfully completed a 4 year (48 months) period of training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in a school and/or hospital approved by the Division. A minimum of 30 months shall be in clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery. The schedule shall include 24 months of full-time hospital training in an acceptable oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program. Not less than 4 months of this period must be devoted to training in anesthesiology.
2) Certified records are required from the Dean of the dental school or the head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the hospital or clinic in which the oral and maxillofacial surgery training took place. The records must attest to the individual's successful completion of the program.
d) After July 1, 1994, periodontic specialty programs shall be 3 consecutive academic years with a minimum of 30 months of instruction. At least 2 consecutive years of clinical education must take place in a single educational setting. Applicants who completed periodontic specialty training prior to July 1, 1994, shall have successfully completed a course of study of not less than 2 academic years in a program approved by the Division.
e) For the purpose of approving dental specialty education programs, the Division shall apply the standards used by the American Dental Association as approved by its Commission on Dental Accreditation specified in the "Requirements for Advanced Specialty Education Programs", approved July 1, 1994, which are incorporated by reference in this Part and include no later amendments.
f) The provisions of this Section shall apply to all applicants upon adoption without regard to where an applicant is in the application process.
(Source: Amended at 30 Ill. Reg. 19656, effective December 18, 2006)