license renewal

The renewal period for 2017 is now open! The online renewal system is open from November 1 to March 31 each year. A $50 late penalty will be assessed to those renewing after January 31.

Beginning in 2011, we no longer offer paper renewal. You must enter the system to complete your renewal paperwork.  You will be offered several options for making payment, but we will only accept renewal information that has been entered online. Payment by check must be received by close of business on or before deadline.

Beginning 2016, we will no longer mail renewal certificates. You may print your certificate immediately after renewing. Choose the option "Print Certificate" while logged in. Duplicates may be printed at any time for no charge.

To print a receipt or your certificate, you will need to have access to a printer. Please keep this in mind if using smart phones or tablets to renew.

Dental/Dental Hygiene License Renewal & Reinstatement

Online renewal is available from November 1st to March 31st of each year. Licensees may use the online system to update their address and phone information throughout the year.

Renew Online

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 |

| Instructors renew here |

General Information
  • All licensed dentists and dental hygienists must renew their licenses annually. The law requires renewal with proper payment by January 1 of each year, but licenses may be renewed until January 31st without penalty fee for renewal of any license. After January 31st, the Board is required to charge a $50.00 penalty fee for renewal of any license. This penalty fee may not be waived by the Board.

  • All licenses that are not renewed by March 31 become void and continuing to practice without a valid renewal certificate is a Class I misdemeanor. Each day's violation is a separate offense.

  • Renewal fees for 2017 are $329.00 for dentists and $106.00 for hygienists

  • NEW FOR THIS YEAR!! We will no longer mail renewal certificates for dental and dental hygiene. You may now print your own for no charge immediately after renewing. Log into the system, choose "Print Certificate" from the menu and follow the prompts.

  • Licenses not renewed by March 31 must be reinstated by the Board. Reinstatement involves submitting an application and paying a reinstatement fee ($225 for dentists; $60 for dental hygienists) along with the current year's renewal fee.

  • If you are being audited for CE, you will be unable to renew online until we have processed your CE paperwork. Please allow 2 weeks processing time after you submit your paperwork before attempting online renewal.

  • If you hold an anesthesia or sedation permit, you will need to renew that as a separate transaction. See below!

Reinstatement Applications

Anesthesia/Sedation Permit Renewal & Reinstatement

Since the 2012 renewal period, we no longer offer paper renewal. You must enter the system to complete your renewal paperwork.  You will be offered several options for making payment, but we will only accept renewal information that has been entered online.

Currently we are still mailing anesthesia and sedation renewal certificates.

Use the last 4 digits of your anesthesia or sedation permit number
Your PIN number will be the last 4 digits of your dental license number

| Anesthesia permits renew here| | Sedation permits renew here |

General Information
  • All anesthesia and sedation permits must be renewed annually. Permits may be renewed until January 31st without penalty fee. After January 31st, the Board is required to charge a $50.00 penalty fee for renewal of any permit. This penalty fee may not be waived by the Board.

  • All permits that are not renewed by March 31 become void and continuing to administer anesthesia or sedation without a valid renewal certificate may result in disciplinary actions by the Board.

  • Renewal fees for 2017 are $100.00 for both anesthesia and sedation permits.

  • Permits not renewed by March 31 must be reinstated by the Board. Reinstatement involves submitting an application and paying a reinstatement fee of $100.00 along with the current year's renewal fee.
  • Reinstatement Applications

    Download Application for Reinstatement (General Anesthesia)

    Download Application for Reinstatement (Sedation - all levels)

  • 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