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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.

By order of Governor Kelly, the state building where the Kansas Dental Board office is located will not be open to the general public until further notice.  This order can be modified with or without future 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

Please do not send multiple e-mails or forward your previously submitted e-mail from several different e-mail addresses because this consumes limited staff time to sort and prioritize based on need.  Please understand that, due to the large number of inquiries, a response time cannot be guaranteed.  We ask that you continue to remain patient, follow the KDHE’s current guidelines, exercise your professional judgment, and monitor the Board’s website for any potential changes.  Thank you. 

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Clinical Exam Resource Center

1.     Dental Students Graduating in 2020.  At its open public meeting on Friday, April 24, 2020, the Kansas Dental Board approved manikin-based exams for dental students graduating in 2020.  All manikin-based clinical exams from all regional testing agencies will be accepted for licensing purposes for 2020 dental graduates only.  

2.       Dental Hygiene Students Graduating in 2020.  At its open public meeting on Friday, April 24, 2020, the Kansas Dental Board approved Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) for dental hygiene students graduating in 2020.  All OSCEs from all regional testing agencies will be accepted for licensing purposes for 2020 dental hygiene graduates only.     

COVID-19 Resource Center

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 9:00 p.m. CST
KDHE Memorandum #5


1.  On Thursday, April 30, 2020, Governor Kelly issued Executive Order 20-29, which lifts the prior stay-at-home order in phases.  This order will become effective at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020. 

2.  On Thursday, April 30, 2020, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health (KDHE), released KDHE Memorandum #5.

3.  On Friday, April 24, 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA) released its "ADA Return to Work Toolkit" (ADA Toolkit).  The Kansas Dental Board (Board) supports the ADA Toolkit and agrees with the KDHE in that the ADA guidelines are presented “not as a mandates, but as recommendations to aid dental teams in the reopening of their offices.”

Read collectively, dental offices statewide may, after cooperation with any county orders that might be more restrictive in duration or protocol, reopen beginning at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020.

For more information, please visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's website:

http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm

Upcoming Meetings

Friday, August 14, 2020
Landon State Office Building, 5th Floor
900 SW Jackson, Room 509
Topeka, KS 66612