Licensure Resources

Regional Dental Boards

Regional testing agencies contract with individual state boards of dentistry to administer the clinical examination required for licensure in those states. The regional testing agencies do not have the authority to license individuals or to implement policy that goes beyond the laws of its member states. Regional testing agencies should not be confused with state boards of dentistry. Most states require you to pass a regional board examination prior to applying for your license.


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.