Licensing Statistics*

Total Licensees: Active, Retired, and Disabled

Total Licensees:  Active, Retired & Disabled  2020  2018  2017  2016  2015
Dentists  2364  2288  2177  2219  2221
Hygienists  3215  3129  2950  2949  2913
Total    5579  5417  5127  5168  5134

Total Active Licensees

Total Active Licensees  2020  2018  2017  2016  2015
Dentists  2124  2054  1960  1985  1970
Hygienists  2980  2874  2722  2685  2631
Total    5104  4928  4682  4670  4601


Total Active Licensees With Kansas Practice Locations

Total Active Licensees
with Kansas Practice Locations
 2020  2018  2017  2016  2015
Dentists  1598  1571  1507  1523  1532
Hygienists  2457  2313  2208  2159  2130
Total    4055  3884  3715  3682  3662


Total Active Specialists With Kansas Practice Locations

Total Active Specialists with Kansas Practice Locations 2020
2018
2017 2016  2015
Endodontists  37 36
34 32  33
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons  46 49
46  51  52
Orthodontics  89 86
88 90  87
Pediatric Dentists  58 56
53 46  42
Periodontics  35  38 37 35  37
Prosthodontists  11 13
10  9  9
Total 276
278
268  263  260


Total Sedation Permits

Sedation Permits 2020
2018
2017  2016  2015
Level I  203 224
217 192  187
Level II 33
37
40 30  37
Level III 63
 65 57 49  60
Total 299
326
314 271  284


Annual New Dental Licenses Issued

Annual New Dental Licenses Issued
Dentists: 2020
2018
2017 2016  2015
          Exam 101
99
80 78  86
          Credentials  30 12
18 16  12
          Reinstated  6 6
8 3  5
          Total  137  117 106 97  103
Dental Specialists  24 21
 19 20  24

Annual New Dental Hygienist Licenses Issued

Annual New Dental Hygienist Licenses Issued
Hygienists: 2020
2018
2017 2016  2015
          Exam 127
166
157 155  167
          Credentials 17
11
14 10  11
          Reinstated 3
8
3  1  3
          Total 147
185
174 166  181
Extended Care Permit I 6
8
5 12  6
Extended Care Permit II 3
7
20 13 15
Extended Care Permit III 2
17
8 13 5

*Due to COVID-19, statistics for 2019 are not provided.