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Education: Degree in dental surgery (D.D.S.) or dental medicine (D.M.D.) from a school approved by the Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association (ADA); or other dental school, provided the education and knowledge acquired was substantially equivalent to that of graduates from an ADA-approved school.Licensure: Applicants must be currently licensed to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
Applicants who meet the basic requirements qualify for GS-11.
For purposes of this standard, the following terms are defined.
Experience and/or training must be one of the following types:
For specialist positions, experience and/or training must clearly establish the applicant's status as a specialist Agencies should review the applicant's experience to determine the types and difficulty of the cases dealt with, the level of knowledge and understanding of the specialization regularly required, the degree of diagnostic skills and treatment planning ability involved, and the pertinent graduate study acquired.
Two years of professional dentistry experience and/or training; or superior academic ability defined as that demonstrated by an intern, who on the basis of an evaluation of all interns who have completed training in the same hospital or in the same kind of internship program over the past 5 years, would fall into the upper half of the group.
Three years of professional dentistry experience and/or training equivalent to at least that of a Board eligible.
One year of professional dentistry experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. For specialist positions, certification as a diplomate by a national certifying board for a specialized area of practice meets the requirements.
One year of professional dentistry experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level.
Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.
There is no Group Coverage Qualification Standard for this series. Use the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.