Most countries have laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry. Although licensing provisions vary among industrialized countries, requirements commonly include successful completion of a licensing examination. To ensure minimal professional standards for those who wish to practice dentistry in Kuwait, a licensing examination has been established by the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait.
The objectives of the Kuwait Dental Licensing Examination (KDLE) are to:
• Institute standardized methods of evaluating dental graduates from different dental schools for the practice of dentistry in Kuwait.
• Ensure that dentists have the required knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical dental sciences to practice dentistry consistent with contemporary standards of care.
• Assure the public that dentists intending to practice in Kuwait are professionally qualified.