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The purpose of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners is to ensure that the dental profession merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be permitted to practice dentistry and dental hygiene in the state of North Carolina. Click here for directions to our office.

Please Note!!! New Location

The North Carolina Board relocated their offices effective August 13, 2015.

New office address is: 2000 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 160, Morrisville, NC 27560.

We are open and functioning again, but if you experience difficulty reaching us, please bear with us as we respond to our many messages. We are transitioning to a new phone system so thank you for understanding while we work through the learning curve. We appreciate your patience during this unsettled time.

Proposed Sedation Rules

The Board is considering changes to their rules regarding issuing permits for sedation of patients. A public hearing was held August 6 and comments will be accepted until August 31. To read the text of the proposed changes click here. Comments may be mailed to our new address or emailed to Bobby White.

Board's E-Newsletter Now Available

The Board is no longer publishing a paper version of "The Dental Board Forum." The new electronic newsletter entitled "E-Forum" is its replacement and will be posted regularly on this website. To view the latest editions click here.

Renew Online

The 2015 Renewal Period is now closed. The online renewal system is open from November 1 to March 31 each year.

Dentists and hygienists may update their addresses anytime through our online system:

Enter your 4 or 5 digit dental/dental hygiene license number
Your PIN number will be the last 4 digits of your social security number

| Dentists update here | | Hygienists update here |

To renew instructors licenses, anesthesia and sedation permits during the renewal period, go to the License Renewal page and choose the correct system.

Reinstatement applications may also be found on the License Renewal page.

Regarding Sedation, Please Note!

As of July 3, 2009, no one may use sedation who has not obtained a permanent or temporary sedation permit! Apply now to receive a temporary permit! The current sedation rules went into effect July 3, 2008. Applications are available now. Click here.

A list of Board-approved courses can be found by clicking the “What’s New” link.

Functions of the Board of Dental Examiners
The administration of licensure examinations for dentists and dental hygienists
The promulgation of rules and enforcement of laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in this state
The issuance and renewal of licenses to dentists and dental hygienists