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.   

***Effective immediately, each applicant must assemble all documentation and submit a fully completed application prior to Board processing.  Please read all instructions carefully.***

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If you previously held a Kansas license, but the license is no longer active, and you have practiced during the past 3 years from the date of application, you will apply by Reinstatement.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