State dental boards

Contact information is subject to change. Please visit the respective state board's Website for the most up-to-date information.
The state board of dentistry (also known as board of dental examiners) 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
Contact information for state dental boards:

Alabama
Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama
205-985-7267
https://www.dentalboard.org Alaska
Board of Dental Examiners of Alaska
907-465-2550
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofDentalExaminers.aspx

Arizona
Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
602-242-1492
https://dentalboard.az.gov

Arkansas
Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners
501-682-2085
https://www.asbde.org

California
Dental Board of California
877-729-7789
https://www.dbc.ca.gov

Colorado
Colorado Dental Board
303-894-7800
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Dental_Board

Connecticut
Connecticut State Dental Commission
860-509-7603
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Hearing-Office/Connecticut-State-Dental-Commission/

Delaware
Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
302-744-4500
https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/dental/

District of Columbia
The DC Board of Dentistry
877-672-2174
https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/146102

Florida
Florida Board of Dentistry
850-488-0595
https://floridasdentistry.gov

Georgia
Georgia Board of Dentistry
404-651-8000
https://gbd.georgia.gov

Hawaii
Hawaii State Board of Dental Examiners
808-586-3000
http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/dentist/

Idaho
Idaho State Board of Dentistry
208-334-2369
https://isbd.idaho.gov/IBODPortal/Home.aspx

Illinois
Illinois Board of Dentistry
217-785-0800
https://www.idfpr.com/profs/Boards/dentist.asp 

Indiana
Indiana State Board of Dentistry
317-234-2054
https://www.in.gov/pla/dental.htm

Iowa
Iowa Dental Board
515-281-5157
https://dentalboard.iowa.gov

Kansas
Kansas Dental Board
785-296-6400
https://www.dental.ks.gov

Kentucky
Kentucky Board of Dentistry
502-429-7280
https://dentistry.ky.gov/

Louisiana
Louisiana State Board of Dentistry
225-219-7330
http://www.lsbd.org

Maine
Maine Board of Dental Practice
207-287-3333
https://www.maine.gov/dental

Maryland
Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
410-402-8501
https://health.maryland.gov/dental/

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry
800-414-0168
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-dentistry

Michigan
Michigan Board of Dentistry
517-241-0199
https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72603_27529_27533---,00.html

Minnesota
Minnesota Board of Dentistry
612-617-2250
https://mn.gov/boards/dentistry/current-licensee/requirements/

Mississippi
Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners
601-944-9622
https://www.dentalboard.ms.gov/

Missouri
Missouri Dental Board
573-751-0040
https://pr.mo.gov/dental.asp

Montana
Montana Board of Dentistry
406-444-6880
http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/den

Nebraska
Nebraska Board of Dentistry
402-471-2118
http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Dentistry.aspx

Nevada
Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners
800-337-3926
http://dental.nv.gov

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners
603-271-2152
https://www.oplc.nh.gov/board-dental-examiners

New Jersey
New Jersey State Board of Dentistry
973-504-6405
https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/den/

New Mexico
New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care
505-476-4622
https://www.rld.nm.gov/boards-and-commissions/individual-boards-and-commissions/dental-health-care-overview/

New York
New York State Board for Dentistry
518-474-3817, ext. 550

North Carolina
North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
919-678-8223
http://www.ncdentalboard.org

North Dakota
North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners
701-258-8600
https://www.nddentalboard.org

Ohio
Ohio State Dental Board
614-466-2580
https://dental.ohio.gov

Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry
405-522-4844
https://www.ok.gov/dentistry/

Oregon
Oregon Board of Dentistry
971-673-3200
https://www.oregon.gov/dentistry/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry
717-783-7162
https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Dentistry/

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Board of Dental Examiners
787-765-2929
http://www.salud.gov.pr

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Dentistry
401-222-2828
http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php

South Carolina
South Carolina Board of Dentistry
803-896-4599
https://llr.sc.gov/bod/pub.aspx

South Dakota
South Dakota State Board of Dentistry
605-224-1282
https://www.sdboardofdentistry.org/

Tennessee
Tennessee Board of Dentistry
615-532-5073
https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/oralhealth/professionals/tennessee-board-of-dentistry.html

Texas
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
512-463-6400
http://tsbde.texas.gov

Utah
Utah Dentist and Dental Hygienist Licensing Board
801-530-6628
https://dopl.utah.gov/dental/index.html

Vermont
Vermont Board of Dental Examiners
802-828-2390
https://sos.vermont.gov/dental-examiners/

Virginia
Virginia Board of Dentistry
804-367-4538
https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Dentistry/

Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Board of Dental Examiners
340-774-7477
https://doh.vi.gov/programs/office-professional-licensure-and-health-planning

Washington
Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission
360-236-4700
https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/Dentist

West Virginia
West Virginia Board of Dentistry
877-914-8266
http://www.wvdentalboard.org

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board
608-266-2112
https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Dentistry/

Wyoming
Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners
307-777-3507
https://dental.wyo.gov