Welcome!

Welcome to the official website for the Kansas Dental Board.  The Kansas Dental Board is the licensing and regulatory office for dentists and dental hygienists in the State of Kansas.

The Kansas Dental Board office will not be open to the general public until further notice.  During this time, limited telephonic voicemails will be accepted, prioritized, and then returned in the order of priority as determined by Board staff.  E-mail questions are strongly encouraged and preferred.  All e-mail questions must be directed to the Board’s general e-mail box:  dental.info@ks.gov

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Temporary Authorization for Additional COVID-19 Vaccinators

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Governor Kelly issued an executive order allowing temporary authorization for additional vaccinators during Kansas’ state of disaster emergency.

1.  Dentists.  Executive Order #21-06 allows licensed dentists to administer a coronavirus vaccine that is approved or authorized by the federal Food and Drug Administration.  Each licensed dentist interested in becoming a temporary vaccinator should carefully review Executive Order #21-06 to determine whether they might qualify as a temporary vaccinator under this order.

2.  Dental Hygienists.  Executive Order #21-06 allows only those dental hygienists who are authorized to administer injections or inoculations within their scope of practice to administer a coronavirus vaccine that is approved or authorized by the federal Food and Drug Administration.  Each licensed dental hygienist interested in becoming a temporary vaccinator should carefully review Executive Order #21-06 to determine whether they might qualify as a temporary vaccinator under this order and then consult with their supervising dentist.

All dentists and dental hygienists should also consult with their local county health departments regarding the appropriate procedures for qualifying as a temporary vaccinator under this order. 

Upcoming Meetings

Friday, April 23, 2021
Landon State Office Building, 5th Floor
900 SW Jackson, Room 509
Topeka, KS 66612

Clinical Exam Resource Center

1.     Dental Students.  

a.  Dental Students Graduating in 2020 (Patient-Based or Manikin-Based Clinical Exam). 
At its open public meeting on Friday, April 24, 2020, the Kansas Dental Board approved patient-based or manikin-based exams for dental students graduating in 2020.  All patient-based or manikin-based clinical exams from all regional testing agencies will be accepted for licensing purposes for 2020 dental graduates only.   

b.  Dental Students Graduating in 2021 (Patient-Based or Manikin-Based Clinical Exam).  At its open public meeting on Friday, November 13, 2020, the Kansas Dental Board approved patient-based or manikin-based exams for dental students graduating in 2021.  All patient-based or manikin-based clinical exams from all regional testing agencies will be accepted for licensing purposes for 2021 dental graduates only.    

2.       Dental Hygiene Students.

a.  Dental Hygiene Students Graduating in 2020 (Patient-Based Clinical Exam or OSCE). 
At its open public meeting on Friday, April 24, 2020, the Kansas Dental Board approved patient-based or Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) for dental hygiene students graduating in 2020.  All patient-based clinical exams or OSCEs from all regional testing agencies will be accepted for licensing purposes for 2020 dental hygiene graduates only.     

b.  Dental Hygiene Students Graduating in 2021.

(1)  Patient-Based Exam.
  At its open public meeting on Friday, November 13, 2020, the Kansas Dental Board approved patient-based clinical exams for dental hygiene students graduating in 2021.  If a dental hygiene student takes and successfully completes a patient-based clinical exam, no further clinical exam components are required for licensing purposes for 2021 dental hygiene graduates only.   

(2)  Manikin-Based Exam + OSCE.  At its open public meeting on Friday, November 13, 2020, the Kansas Dental Board approved the combination of manikin-based clinical exams plus Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) for dental hygiene students graduating in 2021.  If a dental hygiene student takes and successfully completes a manikin-based clinical exam, the dental hygiene student shall also take and successfully complete an OSCE for licensing purposes for 2021 dental hygiene graduates only.