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State Dental Boards

The state board of dentistry (also known as board of dental examiners or licensing board) is an agency of state government created by the state legislature. This agency governs the qualifications for and the practice of dentistry within the state. The board's authority is limited to that granted by the state legislature and typically includes:

  1. establishment of qualifications for licensure,
  2. issuance of licenses to qualified individuals,
  3. establishment of standards of practice and conduct,
  4. taking disciplinary action against those who engage in misconduct, and
  5. promulgation of rules to enable the board to perform its duties.

State boards are composed of members of the profession and the public.

ALABAMA
State Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama
5346 Stadium Trace Parkway, Suite 112
Hoover, AL 35035 205-985-7267
FAX: 205-985-0674
Email:bdeaal@bellsouth.net

ALASKA (WREB)
Alaska State Board of Dental Examiners
Division of Occupational Licensing
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
907-465-2542
FAX: 907-465-2974
Email:Wanda_Fleming@dced.state.ak.us
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofDentalExaminers.aspx

ARKANSAS (SRTA)
Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners
101 East Capitol, Suite 111
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-2085
FAX: 501-682-3543
Email:asbde@arkansas.gov
www.asbde.org

ARIZONA (WREB)
Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
5060 N. 19th Avenue, #406
Phoenix, AZ 85015
602-242-1492, ext. 23
FAX: 602-242-1445
dentalboard.az.gov/

CALIFORNIA
The Dental Board of CA
1432 Howe Avenue, #85
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-263-2300, ext. 2306
FAX: 916-263-2140
www.dbc.ca.gov/

COLORADO (CRDTS)
Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1310
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7763
FAX: 303-894-7764
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Dental_Board​

CONNECTICUT (NERB)
Connecticut State Dental Commission Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
860-509-7590
FAX: 860-509-8457
www.state.ct.us/dph

DELAWARE
Delaware State Board of Dental Examiners
861 Silver Lake Blvd. Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19903
302-739-4522, Ext. 220
FAX: 302-739-2711
Email:gfranzolino@state.de.us
dpr.delaware.gov/boards/dental

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (NERB)
District of Columbia Board of Dentistry Department of Health
825 N. Capital St., NE
Room 2224
Washington, DC 20002
202-727-4764
FAX: 202-442-9431
doh.dc.gov/service/dentistry-licensing

FLORIDA
Florida Board of Dentistry
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin C08 Tallahassee, FL 32399-3256
850-245-4474
FAX: 850-922-5389
www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa

GEORGIA (SRTA)
Georgia Board of Dentistry
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
478-207-1681
FAX: 478-207-1685
http://gbd.georgia.gov/

HAWAII
Hawaii State Board of Dental Examiners
Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801
808-586-2711
FAX: 808-586-2874
hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/dentist/

IDAHO (WREB)
Idaho State Board of Dentistry
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0021
208-334-2369
FAX: 208-334-3247
Email:smiller@isbd.state.id.us
http://isbd.idaho.gov/

ILLINOIS (NERB) (CRDTS)
Licensure Maintenance or Initial Licensure
Illinois State Board of Dentistry
Dept. of Professional Regulation and Education
320 W. Washington, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
217-782-8556 (Initial License)
217-782-0458 (All Other)
FAX: 217-782-7645
http://www.idfpr.com/profs/dentist.asp

INDIANA
Indiana State Board of Dental Examiners
Health Professions Bureau
402 W. Washington, Room 041
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-2010
FAX:317-233-4236
Email:hpb7@hpb.state.in.us
www.state.in.us/hpb/isbde

IOWA (CRDTS)
Iowa Board of Dental Examiners
Executive Hills West
400 SW 8th Street, Suite D
Des Moines, IA 50309-4687
515-281-5157
FAX: 515-281-7969
www.dentalboard.iowa.gov/

KANSAS (CRDTS)
Kansas Dental Board
900 S.W. Jackson St., Rm. 564S
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-6400
FAX: 785-296-3116
Email:dental2@ink.org

KENTUCKY (SRTA)
Kentucky Board of Dentistry
10101 Linn Station Road, #540
Louisville, KY 40223
502-423-0573
FAX: 502-423-1239
dentistry.ky.gov

LOUISIANA
Louisiana State Board of Dentistry
365 Canal Street, Suite 2680
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-568-8574
FAX: 504-568-8598
www.lsbd.org

MAINE (NERB)
Maine Board of Dental Examiners
143 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207-287-3333
FAX: 287-8140

MARYLAND (NERB)
Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
The Benjamin Rush Bldg.
Spring Grove Hospital Center
Wade Avenue Baltimore, M.D. 21228
410-402-8511
FAX: 410-402-8505
 

MASSACHUSETTS (NERB)
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
617-973-0971 FAX: 617-973-0980
Email: dentistry.admin@state.ma.us
mass.gov/dph/boards/dn


MICHIGAN (NERB)
Michigan Board of Dentistry
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
517-335-0918
FAX: 517-241-3082
www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

MINNESOTA (CRDTS)
Minnesota Board of Dentistry
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-617-2250
FAX: 612-617-2260
www.dentalboard.state.mn.us

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners
600 East Amite Street, Suite 100
Jackson, MS 39201-2801
601-944-9622
FAX: 601-944-9624
www.msbde.state.ms.us

MISSOURI (CRDTS)
Missouri Dental Board
P.O. Box 1367
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1367
573-751-0042
FAX: 573-751-8216
pr.mo.gov/dental.asp

MONTANA (WREB)
Montana Board of Dentistry
301 South Park
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
406-841-2390
FAX: 406-841-2305
Email:compolden@mt.gov
http://b.bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/den_board/board_page.asp​

NEBRASKA (CRDTS)
Nebraska Board of Examiners in Dentistry
Credentialing Division
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
402-471-4926
FAX: 402-471-3577
Email:doh0223@vmhost.cdp.state.ne.us
www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/crlindex.htm

NEVADA
Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners
2295 E Renaissance Drive, Suite B
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-486-7044
FAX: 702-486-7046
Email:nsbde@govmail.state.nv.us

NEW HAMPSHIRE (NERB)
New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners
2 Industrial Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301-8520
603-271-4561
FAX: 603-271-6702
www.state.nh.us/dental

NEW JERSEY (NERB)
New Jersey State Board of Dentistry
124 Halsey Street
P.O. Box 45005
Newark, NJ 07101
973-504-6405
FAX: 973-273-8075
www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical.htm

NEW MEXICO (WREB)
New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504-5101
505-476-7125
FAX: 505-476-7095
Email:dentalboard@state.nm.us

NEW YORK (NERB) New York State Board of Dentistry
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor-West Wing
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-3817, ext. 550
FAX: 518-473-6995
www.op.nysed.gov

NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
15100 Weston Parkway, Suite 101
Carey, NC 27513-2129
919-678-8223
FAX: 919-678-8472
www.ncdentalboard.org

NORTH DAKOTA (CRDTS)
North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners
P.O. Box 7246
Bismarck, ND 58507-7246
701-223-1474
FAX: 701-224-0038
Email:ndsbde@aptnd.com
https://www.nddentalboard.org/

OHIO (NERB)
Ohio State Dental Board
77 S. High Street, 18th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0306
614-466-7674
FAX: 614-752-8995
Email:jrasm@mail.peps.state.oh.us

OKLAHOMA (WREB)
Oklahoma Board of Dentistry
201 N.E. 38th Terrace, #2
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-524-9037
FAX: 405-524-2223
Email:dentist@oklaosf.state.ok.us
www.dentist.state.ok.us

OREGON (WREB)
Oregon Board of Dentistry
1515 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 602
Portland, OR 97201
503-229-5520
FAX: 503-229-6606
Email:teresa.haynes@oregondentistry.org
http://www.ok.gov/dentistry/

PENNSYLVANIA (NERB)
Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
717-783-7162
FAX: 717-787-7769
Email:dentistry@pados.state.pa.us
www.dos.state.pa.us

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico Board of Dental Examiners
Department of Health
P.O. Box 10200
San Juan, PR 00908
787-723-1617
FAX: 787-723-7903

RHODE ISLAND (NERB)
Rhode Island State Board of Examiners in Dentistry
Three Capitol Hill, Room 205
Providence, RI 02908-5097
401-222-2827
FAX: 401-222-1272

SOUTH CAROLINA (SRTA)
South Carolina State Board of Dentistry
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
803-896-4599
FAX: 803-896-4596
www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/dentistry/

SOUTH DAKOTA (CRDTS)
South Dakota State Board of Dentistry
P.O. Box 1037
106 W. Capitol Pierre, SD 57501
605-224-1282
FAX: 605-224-7426
Email:sdsbd@dtgnet.com

TENNESSEE (SRTA)
Tennessee Board of Dentistry
425 5th Avenue North
Cordell Hull Building, 1st fl.
Nashville, TN 37247-1010
888-310-4650, Ext. 25073
FAX: 615-532-5369
www.state.tn.us/health/

TEXAS (WREB)
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, #800
Austin, TX 78701
512-463-6400
FAX: 512-463-7452
www.tsbde.state.tx.us

UTAH (WREB)
Utah Board of Dentists and Dental Hygienists
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
801-530-6623
Licensing Specialists
801-530-6619
FAX: 801-530-6511
www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/dentistry.html

VERMONT (NERB)
Vermont Board of Dental Examiners
Office of the Secretary of State
26 Terrace St., Drawer 09
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
802-828-2390
FAX: 802-828-2465
Email:dlafaill@sec.state.vt.us
www.sec.state.vt.us

VIRGINIA (SRTA)
Virginia Board of Dentistry
6603 W. Broad Street, 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
804-662-9906
FAX: 804-662-7246
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/dentistry/

VIRGIN ISLANDS
Virgin Islands Board of Dental Examiners
Department of Health
48 Sugar Estate St. Thomas, VI 00802
340-774-0117
FAX: 340-777-4001

WASHINGTON (WREB)
Washington State Dental Health Care Quality
Assurance Commission
1112 SE Quince Street
P.O. Box 47867
Olympia, WA 98504-7867
360-236-4822
FAX: 360-664-9077
Email:donna.johnson@doh.wa.gov

WEST VIRGINIA (NERB)
West Virginia Board of Dental Examiners
P.O. Drawer 1459
Beckley, WV 25802-1459
304-252-8266
FAX: 304-252-2779
Email:apsa@citynet.net

WISCONSIN (CRDTS)
Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board
P.O. Box 8935
1400 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53708
608-266-2811
FAX: 608-261-7083

WYOMING (CRDTS)
Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6529
FAX: 307-777-3508