Thank for your assistance!
Since you are presenting my case on my behalf,
please take into consideration the requirements for licensure in the state of
Oregon. If you review their application requirements, you will note that it is
almost identical to Maine licensure without further Examination-
Another possibility for my continued involvement
in dentistry after retirement from private Hawaii practice could be a license
taken into consideration the many checks required by you that I just recently
completed satisfactorily for the state of Oregon. For example,
verification of graduation direct from an accredited US dental school (Loyola
University, IL), FBI fingerprint check/criminal record history; etc.
Possibly a notarized letter from the Director of the Board of Oregon could
serve for my application in Maine as I JUST did all this work in 2005. Of
course I would have to take the written test for ethics and jurisprudence
knowledge of Maine dental practice statutes.
If the whole cumbersome process needs to be
started from scratch, I prefer to just inquire if I could do basic services in
a welfare clinic of the state or county.
I will be in Maine June 8-10 to review property in
Bangor. I hope to work with the Bangor Art Society and the arts commission
(meeting set June 8th) to establish a nonprofit high technology arts museum.
Leadership in such a museum is my retirement dream and volunteer work and
support as financial patron. Such an ambition is impossible in the high priced
realty market of my state of Hawaii. I believe such a unique museum on
Main Street with high profile internet site would promote Maine, Bangor, and
its artists globally, even bringing in more visitors and in some way assist
the local economy.
I should provide you the same credits like I did
the arts commission representative (John Rohman and my good friend, John
Dennis,PHD - U. of Maine)-
I was recently featured in the Hawaii Dental
Association Journal, I submit here as a "character reference."
It also displays some of my unique art which the
state of Maine can "adopt" as its own, as my tourist oriented state
has been unsupportive for the past couple decades; leading to my decision to
retire on the East Coast. In Maine I can fly back and forth to Boston and New
York City to promote the new global digital art museum.
I am also seek a part time position with the
University of Maine's art department in Orono.
Rodney Chang, MA, MSEd, DDS, PhD