about the board

Board Members

Effective August 1, 2023:

Catherine A. Watkins, DDS, President (Winston-Salem)
Mark W. Johnson, DDS, Secretary-Treasurer (New Bern)
Karen E. Lanier, DDS, Past President (High Point)
Edward J. Clemons, Jr., DDS (Durham)
William M. Litaker, Jr., DDS (Hickory)
W. Stan Hardesty, DDS (Raleigh)
Lori Gordon Hendrick, RDH (Shelby)
Dominic Totman, Consumer Member (Raleigh)

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