Kansas and Missouri Professional Licensing Attorney Danielle Sanger: Can My Dental License Be Reinstated?

A dental career is the product of a lifetime of education and hard work. As a result of your drive, you have the ability to engage in a meaningful, well respected, and lucrative career. But what if your dental license lapses, is suspended or is revoked? What steps do you need to take to return to your chosen profession? If you are a Kansas or Missouri dentist seeking to be reinstated call attorney Sanger today at 785-979-4353 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney experienced dealing with the reinstatement of dental licenses. 

Reinstating a Dental License in Kansas or Missouri

A dentist’s license can be suspended, expired, or revoked for a number of reasons. If it is simply lapsed because the dentist moved out of state or wanted to change professions, it will likely be less of a task to reinstate than if the license is suspended or revoked as a result of misconduct.

If your license was suspended or revoked as a result of misconduct, beyond the normal reinstatement steps, you likely also have to complete whatever terms that the state Dental Board wrote into your sanction. Whether that was a certain length of suspension without incident, certification that you are no longer drug or alcohol dependent, or proof that your record or billing is now being handled by a responsible third party, you will have to prove that you have fulfilled these obligations by submitting thorough documentation in addition to the normal reinstatement steps.

Time is also a factor. As you can imagine, if your license has been inactive for twenty years, there will be a legitimate concern that you are no longer proficient. As a result, there is a different process for reinstating your license depending on the length of time your license has been expired, suspended or revoked.

Short-Term Inactivity

If your dentistry license has been inactive for any reason for less than five years, the process for reinstatement is less burdensome than if it has been inactive longer than five years. You will need to submit documentation proving that you have had 48 hours of continuing education in the past three years and pay an application fee.

Long-Term Inactivity 

If more than five years have passed since your license was active, then you will have to show that you have practiced in some other jurisdiction for three out of the last five years or an affidavit of military service. Additionally, you will have to produce documentation of 48 hours of continuing education within the last three years and a certification of basic life support training by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Reinstatement After Military Service

The above requirements do not apply if you are applying to reinstate your license after military service. So long as your application for reinstatement is made within two years, you will be automatically reinstated without any fees or requirements.

Contact an Experienced Kansas and Missouri Licensing Attorney Now

You deserve to be practicing dentistry again and should not let your inactive Kansas or Missouri dental license stop you. Contact an experienced licensing attorney help you through the reinstatement process can mean the difference between getting back to work quickly and a drawn-out process.