When application and accompanying proof as are required herein are found satisfactory, the board shall notify the applicant to appear for examination at a time and place to be fixed by the board, and each applicant shall be examined and graded by number in lieu of name. All examinations provided for in this chapter shall be approved by the board and shall be of such type and character as to test the qualifications of the applicant to practice dentistry. It is provided, however, that the board may recognize any written parts of an examination given by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations in lieu of such examinations or subject to such examinations as the board may approve. Those found qualified by the board shall be granted a license and a license certificate which shall bear a serial number, the full name of the licensee, the date of issuance, and the seal of the board, and shall be signed by each member of the board.

(Acts 1959, No. 100, p. 569, §15; Acts 1985, No. 85-697, p. 1120, §1; Act 2009-18, p. 43, §3.)