Renewal notices are mailed approximately 60 days before expiration. Dental and dental hygiene licenses expire on the last day of odd numbered years. Dental assistant registrations expire on the last day of even numbered years. Renewal notices for a registered or qualified dental assistant are also mailed approximately 60 days before expiration. All practitioners are responsible for renewing the license or registration regardless of having received the renewal notice or not.
A dentist or dental hygienist who practices after the expiration date without renewing may not practice. An expired license may be renewed within 60 days of the expiration date by submitting the renewal fee, proof of completion of continuing education and a late fee. After 60 days the license may not be renewed and the practitioner must apply for and meet the requirements for licensure to be granted a license.
The minimum requirement for each dental renewal period is 32 total hours, including 2 hours of infection control, 2 hours of Ethics and Jurisprudence, and 2 hours of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course (CPR) or Basic Life Support. CPR education must be obtained in the classroom setting. If the Board has not received the continuing education required for renewal, the practitioner may not renew online.
All practitioners who have graduated within 2 years of the renewal date are exempt from the CE requirement. CPR must remain current at all times. Practitioners, who obtained a License by Credential, may submit CE taken within 24 months of the expiration of the license even if the CE was submitted as part of the license by credential process.
If you are uncertain of your licensure status, please use the Verification link in the menu above. It is illegal to practice dentistry, dental hygiene, or provide dental assisting expanded duties without a license or registration.