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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.

Notice to graduating Dental students

Licenses will be issued in weekly batches, usually on Fridays. Your license will be issued in the next batch after your final transcript is received, provided everything else in the application is complete, including the background check and the online exams.

Please do not call our office just to inquire when licenses will be issued. If you have specific questions about your application, please email Zaibun Alexander, our licensing coordinator.

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 new 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