Because of the rapidly changing nature of licensure policies in the United States, ASDA developed a map that provides a link to each state licensing board website, as well as a link to each state dental association or society. Contacting these organizations directly is the best way to ensure you have the most recent information regarding what licensing exam each state accepts.
Currently, only two jurisdictions administer their own clinical exams (Delaware and Virgin Islands). The remaining boards contract that responsibility to one of the five regional testing agencies:
States accept results of examinations administered by one or more testing agencies of which they are not a member. Review the licensure laws and regulations from the individual state board websites for real-time information about which exams are accepted where licensure is sought.