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.

If you have questions, please direct all e-mails to the Board’s general e-mail box:  dental.info@ks.gov

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ODD NUMBER LICENSE RENEWALS

If you hold a license with an odd number, you will renew the license in 2021.  All odd number licenses are due for renewal.

1.  Online Renewal.

2. Paper Renewal.

 Notes:

a.  Continuing Education (CE).  You may acquire all CE hours online.  The Board automatically recognizes CE courses that have been approved through the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) or the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (AGD PACE).  There has never been a limit for the number of CE hours acquired online.  There is no CE extension for COVID-related course cancellations.   

b.  CPR.  Many CPR courses are not offering a "hands-on" portion due to COVID-related restrictions.  You may complete your CPR course online without a "hands-on" portion for 2021 only.

c.  Changing License Status from Active to Retired.  If you want to change your license from active to retired status, you must download the paper renewal form and send it to the Board office.  You cannot change your license status through the online renewal system.  A retired license will still have to be renewed every two years.  

d.  Closing a License File.  If you are retiring from practice and never intend to practice again, you must inform the Board office in writing of your decision.  Once the Board office is notified of your decision, your license file will be closed and your obligation to the Board is complete.     

Board Meetings

Friday, November 12, 2021
Virtual Meeting Only

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.    

c.  Dental Students Graduating in 2022 (Patient-Based, Manikin-Based, or Clinical Simulation Exam).  At its open public meeting on Friday, August 20, 2021, the Kansas Dental Board approved patient-based, manikin-based, or clinical simulation exams for dental students graduating in 2022.  All patient-based, manikin-based, or clinical simulation exams from all regional testing agencies will be accepted for licensing purposes for 2022 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. 

c.  Dental Hygiene Students Graduating in 2022 (Patient-Based, Manikin-Based, or Clinical Simulation Exam).  At its open public meeting on Friday, August 20, 2021, the Kansas Dental Board approved patient-based, manikin-based, or clinical simulation exams for dental hygiene students graduating in 2022.  All patient-based, manikin-based, or clinical simulation exams from all regional testing agencies will be accepted for licensing purposes for 2022 dental hygiene graduates only.