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Rules and regulations - A hard copy is available from the Board office upon request.  Remember to include your mailing address with your request.

Name change - Will be made only when a copy of an official document (marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order) is submitted with a letter of request.  The fee for a duplicate license is $5.00 (check or money order) payable to the Commonwealth of PA.

Address change - Written requests should include the old address, new address and license number and/or social security number.  The Board must be notified within 10 days of any change in address.

Certification of Licensure to Another State - A $15.00 check made payable to the "Commonwealth of PA" is required for each certification, along with a written request including your name, license number and address of the other state licensing board. Your fee and information should be sent to the State Board of Dentistry, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105.

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Board application forms are available to be downloaded. 
If you require special accommodation in downloading or viewing a form, please email the BPOA Webmaster at RA-BPOA@pa.gov.

 

    Questions regarding practice of this profession may be directed to the Office of the State Board:

    Board Administrator, State Board of Dentistry, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2649, (717) 783-7162.  e-mail: ST-DENTISTRY@pa.gov

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Board Examination Information:

North East Regional Board Examinations - 

For examination information contact:  NERB , 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 900, Silver Spring, MD  20910 - Telephone No. 30l-563-3300; Fax 301-563-3307. 

National Board Written Examinations - 

For examination information contact:  Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1846, Chicago, IL 606ll - Telephone No. 312-440-2678. 

PA Dental Radiography Examinations - 

For information on the Radiation, Health & Safety (RHS) examination, please contact:  Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) at 1-800-FOR-DANB or www.danb.org           

EFDA Certification Examination -

For examination information contact:  Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI) at 1-800-733-9267 or www.psiexams.com

 

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License Renewal Cycle and Fees:
 
The Postal Service does not forward licenses.
 

Dentist

$250.00 

Dental Hygienist 

$40.00 

Expanded Function Dental Assistant 

$25.00 

Unrestricted Permit 

$200.00 

Restricted Permit I 

$200.00 

Restricted Permit II 

$50.00 

Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia Permit 

$40.00 

Public Health Dental Hygienist 

     $40.00

 
 
Continuing Education Credits are required for each biennial period.  The biennial period runs from April 1 to March 31 of the odd-numbered years.  The requirements are as follows:
 
 Dentist  30 Hours
 Dental Hygienist  20 Hours
 Expanded Function Dental Assistant  10 Hours
 Unrestricted Permit  15 Hours
 Restricted Permit I  15 Hours
 Restricted Permit II  None
 Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia

 3 Hours

 Public Health Dental Hygienist  5 Hours
 
 
*Dentists - 5 hours (Anesthesia):  Dentists who practice in an office where other individuals administer general anesthesia, deep sedation or conscious sedation who do not hold an Anesthesia Unrestricted or Restricted Permit I are required to complete 5 hours of anesthesia related courses in accordance with the Board's Regulations.
 
NOTE: The 15 hours of continuing education required to maintain the Anesthesia Unrestricted or Restricted Permit I and the 5 hours of continuing education required for dentists who do not hold the Unrestricted or Restricted Permit I who practice in an office where other individuals administer general anesthesia, deep sedation or conscious sedation can be applied to the 30 hour continuing education requirements to maintain the license to practice dentistry.
 
NOTE: The 3 hours of continuing education required to maintain the Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia Permit and the 5 hours of continuing education required to maintain the Public Health Dental Hygiene Certification can be applied to the 20 hour continuing education requirements to maintain the license to practice dental hygiene.
 
 
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State Board of Dentistry
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone - (717) 783-7162
Fax - (717) 787-7769
ST-DENTISTRY@pa.gov


Modified Date: 03/26/2014 12:35 PM