Online License Renewal
Renewal Fees: Dental assistant $110 Late fee $110, after 12/31/2022.
Online renewal works best in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer browsers.
The Board recommends you use a desktop or laptop computer to renew. Cellphones and tablets do not always have the correct formatting or requirements for online renewal.
Acceptable forms of payment are VISA, DISCOVER, MASTERCARD credit cards and VISA DEBIT cards. The online renewal does not accept American Express.
If even if you recently became registered as a dental assistant, you will still need to renew your license.
All dental assistant (RDA & QDA) registrations expire 12/31/2022. Renewal notices will be sent by email around November 1, 2022. You cannot practice without a current registration. It is your responsibility to renew your registration even if you do not receive a notice. It is your responsibility to ensure the Board has your current contact information, including email address, on file.
Notice regarding registration certificates: A confirmation notice will be sent via email once your renewal is approved by the Board. Approval is done at least once a week. The renewed registration can then be verified on the Board's Verification & Roster page.
Certificates will NO LONGER be mailed out. When you receive a confirmation email, you may print your dental assistant certificate from the Board's website. You will need to login with your last name, license number, and the last four digits of your SSN.
DENTAL ASSISTANTS – PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE - https://www.nddentalboard.org/practitioners/Assistant/PrintLicense.asp
Dentists and dental hygienists do not renew until next year and expire 12/31/2023.
Renewal Fees: Dental assistant $110 Late fee $110
DO NOT submit any continuing education to the Board office unless requested by the Board for an audit. The Board no longer collects, stores or maintains CE records. Should you be selected for a random CE audit, you must provide evidence of appropriate CE. Therefore, save evidence of CE for the event of an audit. When signing the renewal form, you are attesting that all CE requirements have been met. Signing the form without having completed the hours may result in Board action if your CE records are audited.
LIVE WEBINARS DO NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE SELF-STUDY LIMIT. The Board requires 16 hours for a registered dental assistant. Total hours must include 2 hours of infection control, 2 hours of ethics and jurisprudence, and 2 hours of a board approved cardiopulmonary resuscitation course (CPR) or Basic Life Support. CE courses must be directly related to clinical dentistry, hygiene or assisting. You may obtain one half of the required CE hours from self-study or online courses. LIVE WEBINARS count as in-classroom hours. Two hours of CE is awarded to practitioners who take the open book, free of charge, online Ethics/Jurisprudence examination. Please go to the Board’s website to complete the open book online Jurisprudence exam for 2 credits. See the New CE Policy pamphlet for more information.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO RENEW ONLINE
If you cannot renew online, you may complete the 2023-2024 RDA-QDA Renewal paper form. DO NOT SEND THE PAPER FORM IF YOU RENEWED ONLINE! Please be advised that the Board may completely discontinue paper forms next year and that online renewal will be the ONLY way to renew. Note: You must send check or money order payable to NDSBDE for the fee. The Board cannot process credit card payments in the office. Do not call the Board office with your credit card number or write it on the renewal application form.
License Status - If you are uncertain of your licensure status, please use the Verification & Roster to verify your license. It is illegal to practice dentistry, dental hygiene, or provide dental assisting expanded duties without a license or registration.