The purpose of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners is to ensure that the dental profession merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be permitted to practice dentistry and dental hygiene in the state of North Carolina. Click here for directions to our office.
Please Note!!! New Location
Effective August 13, 2015 our new office address is: 2000 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 160, Morrisville, NC 27560.
Please disregard the old address on any forms and mail all correspondence to the new address. Mail to the old address is being forwarded, but this may create a delay in our receiving it and will result in a delayed response to you.
Proposed Changes to the Sedation Rules
The Board is considering changes to their rules regarding issuing permits for sedation of patients. A public hearing was held August 6 and comments were accepted until August 31. To read the text of the proposed rule changes click here.
To read comments submitted at or before the public hearing click here.
To read comments submitted after the public hearing click here.
Rulemaking Hearing Scheduled
The Board is considering changes to various rules. A rulemaking hearing will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5:45 pm at the Board's Office: 2000 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 160, Morrisville, NC. The public may attend and/or speak at this hearing regarding the proposed changes. Comments may also be emailed to Bobby White.
To read the text of the proposed changes, click here.
Board's E-Newsletter Now Available
The Board is no longer publishing a paper version of "The Dental Board Forum." The new electronic newsletter entitled "E-Forum" is its replacement and will be posted regularly on this website. To view the latest editions click here.
The 2015 Renewal Period is now closed. The online renewal system is open from November 1 to March 31 each year.
Dentists and hygienists may update their addresses anytime through our online system:
||Enter your 4 or 5 digit dental/dental hygiene license number
||Your PIN number will be the last 4 digits of your social security number
| Dentists update here | | Hygienists update here |
To renew instructors licenses, anesthesia and sedation permits during the renewal period, go to the License Renewal page and choose the correct system.
Reinstatement applications may also be found on the License Renewal page.
Regarding Sedation, Please Note!
As of July 3, 2009, no one may use sedation who has not obtained a permanent or temporary sedation permit! Apply now to receive a temporary permit! The current sedation rules went into effect July 3, 2008. Applications are available now. Click here.
A list of Board-approved courses can be found by clicking the “What’s New” link.