Registered Dental Hygienist

Licensing

Every person who desires to practice dental hygiene in Kansas must submit a written application and proof that the applicant is at least 18 years of age, of good moral character, and a graduate of a dental school or college approved by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).  Other requirements are outlined in each application below.   

LICENSING BY EXAMINATION

If you are a recent graduate from a school or have been licensed in another state for less than 3 years, you will apply by Examination.  

LICENSING BY CREDENTIAL

If you have been licensed for more than 3 years and have practiced during the past 3 years from the date of application, you will apply by Credential.

LICENSING BY REINSTATEMENT OF A KANSAS LICENSE

If you previously held a Kansas license, but the license is no longer active, and you have practiced during the past 3 years from the date of application, you will apply by Reinstatement.

LICENSING BY RETURNING A "RETIRED" OR "DISABLED" KANSAS LICENSE TO "ACTIVE"

If you have placed your Kansas license on retired or disabled status, you will apply by Return to Active Status.

Extended Care Permits

EXTENDED CARE PERMIT I

If you are a licensed dental hygienist and meet the qualifications on the application, you may apply for an Extended Care Permit I.

EXTENDED CARE PERMIT II

If you are a licensed dental hygienist and meet the qualifications on the application, you may apply for an Extended Care Permit II.

EXTENDED CARE PERMIT III

If you are a licensed dental hygienist and meet the qualifications on the application, you may apply for an Extended Care Permit III.

EXTENDED CARE PERMIT:  CHANGE OF SPONSORING DENTIST

If you are a licensed hygienist who holds any level of an Extended Care Permit and your sponsoring dentist has changed, you must notify the Board of the Change of Sponsoring Dentist.

License Verification To Another State

If you are seeking a license in another state and are required to submit a verification or certification of your Kansas license, please complete the Verification of Licensure Request Form.