Licensing Statistics

Total Licensees: Active, Retired, and Disabled

Total Licensees:  Active, Retired & Disabled  2016  2015  2014 2013 2012 2011
Dentists  2219  2221  2203  2050 2164 2134
Hygienists  2949  2913  2802  2574 2630 2503
Total    5168  5134  5005  4624 4794 4637

Total Active Licensees

Total Active Licensees  2016  2015 2014  2013 2012 2011
Dentists  1985  1970 1951
 1834 1873 1846
Hygienists  2685  2631 2544  2370 2368 2257
Total    4670  4601 4495
 4204 4241 4103

Total Active Licensees With Kansas Practice Locations

Total Active Licensees
with Kansas Practice Locations
 2016  2015 2014  2013 2012 2011
Dentists  1523  1532 1518
 1453 1477 1448
Hygienists  2159  2130 2055  1914 1955 1850
Total    3682  3662 3573  3367 3432 3298

Total Active Specialists With Kansas Practice Locations

Total Active Specialists with Kansas Practice Locations 2016  2015 2014  2013 2012 2011
Endodontists 32  33 37  32 32 33
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons  51  52 53  44 42 44
Orthodontics 90  87 84  74 70 72
Pediatric Dentists 46  42 36  32 33 33
Periodontics 35  37 34
 34 33 35
Prosthodontists  9  9  7  7 8 9
Total  263  260 251  223 218 226

Total Sedation Permits

Sedation Permits  2016  2015 2014
 2013 2012 2011
Level I 192  187 190  178 166 160
Level II 30  37 36  35 31 29
Level III 49  60 58  52 51 51
Total 271  284 284  265 248 240

Annual New Dental Licenses Issued

Annual New Dental Licenses Issued
Dentists: 2016  2015 2014  2013 2012 2011
          Exam 78  86 77  80 53 60
          Credentials 16  12 15  18 17 11
          Reinstated 3  5 4  3 3 2
          Total 97  103 96  101 73 73
Dental Specialists 20  24 18  13 9 11
Special Volunteer Licenses* 0  0 1  0 2 0

*The Special Volunteer Dental License became effective July 1, 2012. 

Annual New Dental Hygienist Licenses Issued

Annual New Dental Hygienist Licenses Issued
Hygienists: 2016  2015 2014  2013 2012 2011
          Exam 155  167 160  143 150 133
          Credentials 10  11 23  10 14 8
          Reinstated  1  3 4  3 4 1
          Total 166  181 187  156 168 142
Extended Care Permit I 12  6 12  10 10 10
Extended Care Permit II 13 15 24  15 10 13
Extended Care Permit III* 13 5 10  16 0 0

*The Extended Care Permit III became effective July 1, 2012.