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225 ILCS 25/11
(225 ILCS 25/11)
(from Ch. 111, par. 2311)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Types of dental licenses.
The Department shall have the
authority to issue the following types of licenses:
(a) General licenses. The Department shall issue a license authorizing
practice as a dentist to any person who qualifies for a license under this Act.
(b) Specialty licenses. The Department shall issue a
license authorizing practice as a specialist in any particular
branch of dentistry to any dentist who has complied with the
requirements established for that particular branch of dentistry at the
time of making application. The Department shall establish additional
requirements of any dentist who announces or holds himself or herself out
to the public as a specialist or as being specially qualified in any
particular branch of dentistry.
No dentist shall announce or hold himself or herself out to the public as
a specialist or as being specially qualified in any particular branch of
dentistry unless he or she is licensed to practice in that specialty of
The fact that any dentist shall announce by card, letterhead or any
other form of communication using terms as "Specialist," "Practice
Limited To" or "Limited to Specialty of" with the name of the branch of
dentistry practiced as a specialty, or shall use equivalent words or
phrases to announce the same, shall be prima facie evidence that the
dentist is holding himself or herself out to the public as a specialist.
(c) Temporary training licenses. Persons who wish to pursue
specialty or other advanced clinical educational programs
in an approved dental school or a hospital situated
in this State, or persons who wish to pursue programs of specialty
training in dental public health in public agencies in this State, may
receive without examination, in the discretion of the Department, a
temporary training license. In order to receive a temporary
training license under this subsection, an applicant shall furnish
satisfactory proof to the Department that:
(1) The applicant is at least 21 years of age and is
of good moral character. In determining moral character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction shall not operate as bar to licensure;
(2) The applicant has been accepted or appointed for
specialty or residency training by an approved hospital situated in this State, by an approved dental school situated in this State, or by a public health agency in this State the training programs of which are recognized and approved by the Department. The applicant shall indicate the beginning and ending dates of the period for which he or she has been accepted or appointed;
(3) The applicant is a graduate of a dental school or
college approved and in good standing in the judgment of the Department. The Department may consider diplomas or certifications of education, or both, accompanied by transcripts of course work and credits awarded to determine if an applicant has graduated from a dental school or college approved and in good standing. The Department may also consider diplomas or certifications of education, or both, accompanied by transcripts of course work and credits awarded in determining whether a dental school or college is approved and in good standing.
Temporary training licenses issued under this
Section shall be valid only for the duration of the period of residency or
specialty training and may be extended or renewed as prescribed by rule.
The holder of a valid temporary training license shall be entitled thereby to
perform acts as may be prescribed by and incidental to his or her program of
residency or specialty training; but he or she shall not be entitled to
engage in the practice of dentistry in this State.
A temporary training license may be revoked by the
Department upon proof that the holder has engaged in the
practice of dentistry in this State outside of his or her program of residency
or specialty training, or if the holder shall fail to supply the
Department, within 10 days of its request, with information as to his
or her current status and activities in his or her specialty training program.
(d) Faculty limited licenses.
Persons who have received full-time appointments to
teach dentistry at an approved dental school or hospital situated in this
State may receive without examination, in the discretion of the Department,
a faculty limited license. In order to
receive a faculty limited license an applicant shall furnish satisfactory
proof to the Department that:
(1) The applicant is at least 21 years of age, is of
good moral character and is licensed to practice dentistry in another state or country; and
(2) The applicant has a full-time appointment to
teach dentistry at an approved dental school or hospital situated in this State.
Faculty limited licenses issued under
this Section shall be
valid for a period of 3 years and may be extended or
holder of a valid faculty limited license
may perform acts as may
be required by his or her teaching of dentistry.
In addition, the holder of a faculty limited license may practice general
dentistry or in his or her area of specialty, but only in a clinic or office
affiliated with the dental school. Any faculty limited license issued to a
faculty member under this Section shall terminate immediately and
without any further action by the Department, if the holder ceases to be a
faculty member at an approved dental school or hospital in this State.
The Department may revoke a faculty limited license for a violation of
this Act or its rules, or if the holder fails to
supply the Department, within 10 days of its request, with information as
to his current status and activities in his teaching program.
(e) Inactive status. Any person who holds one of the licenses
under subsection (a) or (b) of Section 11 or under Section 12 of this Act may
elect, upon payment of
the required fee, to place his or her license on an inactive status and shall,
subject to the rules of the
Department, be excused from the payment of renewal fees until he or she
notifies the Department in writing of his or her desire to resume active
Any licensee requesting restoration from inactive status shall be
required to pay the current renewal fee and upon payment the Department
shall be required to restore his or her license, as provided in Section 16 of
Any licensee whose license is in an
inactive status shall not practice in the State of Illinois.
(f) Certificates of Identification. In addition to the licenses
authorized by this Section, the Department shall deliver to each dentist a
certificate of identification in a form specified by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 100-976, eff. 1-1-19