A dentist examines a child's teeth in a dental office. The photo reads: "How Does a DUI Charge Affect a Dentist in Florida?"Dentists only have 30 days to report their Driving Under the Influence charge(s) to their medical board in Florida.


Once the DUI case has reached a resolution, dentists are required to submit certified official court documents showing the date and outcome of the charge, a certified copy of any disciplinary actions taken in result of the conviction (ex: probation, DUI school), and a detailed letter explaining the circumstances of the charge.


The letter to the board should also include details about the factors or extenuating circumstances, if any, in your life when the charge happened. The letter should also detail what you learned from the experience and what you have done since the charge to support your rehabilitation. 


To learn more about how DUI charges affect professional licenses of other sorts in Florida, visit our blog: "How to Protect Your Professional License and Yourself when Charged with DUI in Florida".