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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

Effective August 13, 2015 our new office address is: 2000 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 160, Morrisville, NC 27560.

Please disregard the old address on any forms and mail all correspondence to the new address. Mail to the old address is being forwarded, but this may create a delay in our receiving it and will result in a delayed response to you.

Rulemaking Hearing Scheduled

The Board is considering amendments to their rules. A public hearing will be held March 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments at 2000 Perimeter Park Drive, Board Room Suite 150, Morrisville, NC.

Comments will also be accepted via email to Bobby White.

To read the text of the proposed changes, click here. Additional proposed changes may be reviewed here.

Proposed Changes to the Sedation Rules

The Board is in the process of making changes to their rules regarding issuing permits for sedation of patients. A public hearing was held August 6 and comments were accepted until August 31.

To read comments submitted at or before the public hearing click here.

To read comments submitted after the public hearing click here.

To see the latest version of the rules that have been submitted to the Rules Review Commission, click here. Language that has been underlined is new text to be added and language that is stricken through is old language to be deleted.

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 2016 Renewal Period is now open! 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 renew here | | Hygienists renew 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