Dental Licensure Updates for 2021 & Beyond

September 14, 2021 at 7:30 PM

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Dental licensure reform has been a priority for ASDA for many years. Due in part to ASDA’s advocacy efforts, we saw rapid change in the licensure process during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important for ASDA members to understand the current licensure landscape for 2021 and beyond. This webinar will provide ASDA members with updates on the states that are championing licensure reform, and those that haven’t seen much change. It will educate members on the available alternatives to the live-patient clinical exam and provide resources to learn more and get involved. 


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the available alternatives to the live-patient clinical licensure exam.
  2. Compare state-by-state licensure reform efforts and progress.
  3. Locate licensure resources to learn more and get involved.

Cannon HeadshotColton Cannon, Minnesota ‘ 23; President

Colton Cannon is a DDS/MPH dual-degree candidate at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. He currently serves as the National President of the American Student Dental Association. Mr. Cannon also serves on the American Dental Association's National Fluoridation Advisory Committee as well as on the Minnesota Dental Association's Council of Legislative Affairs.

Graca- Jacob-02Jacob Graca; Buffalo ’22; Council on Advocacy Legislative Coordinator, Districts 1-3

Jacob Graca is a fourth year DDS candidate at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine from Buffalo, NY. He currently serves on the ASDA Council on Advocacy as the Legislative Coordinator for Districts 1-3. Mr. Graca previously served as the ASDA District 2 Advocacy & Organized Dentistry Chair, NYS ASDA Licensure Liaison, and as Treasurer of the ASDA Buffalo Chapter. He investigates the 3D-printing of dental polymers through research pursuits and looks forward to a career in general dentistry after completion of a residency program.

Holtzmann- Jakob-02Jake Holtzmann, Colorado ’22; Council on Advocacy Chair

As he follows his passions for organized dentistry, public health, and pediatric dentistry, Jake Holtzmann currently serves as Chair of ASDA’s Council on Advocacy and Vice President of his local Colorado AAPD chapter.  Jake recently served as a Junior Commissioned Officer of the United States Public Health Service, where he served for five weeks in Shiprock, New Mexico at the Northern Navajo Medical Center. In his free time, he enjoys the company of life-long friends made in dental school, the many breweries that Colorado has to offer, and the snowy slopes of the Colorado Rockies.