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.

Notice of Sedation Rules Review Conferences

The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners is conducting a review of its Sedation Rules on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. at the Marriott Renaissance in Asheville, NC and Friday, July 11, 2014 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Inn in Greenville, NC.

All interested members of the dental community and the public are invited to attend and offer comments. Written comments may be submitted to: Sedation Rules, NC State Board of Dental Examiners, 507 Airport Blvd., Suite 105, Morrisville, NC 27560 or to info@ncdentalboard.org.


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.

Notice of Rulemaking Hearing

A public hearing will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the offices of the NC State Board of Dental Examiners to hear comments on proposed changes to the Board's rules. Changes are proposed to Subchapters 16E, 16G, 16H, 16I, 16K and 16N of the Board's rules. Click here to read the proposed changes.

The public may attend the meeting and offer comments. Comments may also be submitted via email to Bobby White, the Board's Chief Operations Officer.

Renew Online

The 2014 Renewal Period is now closed.

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, 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 new 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.

Functions of the Board of Dental Examiners
The administration of licensure examinations for dentists and dental hygienists
The promulgation of rules and enforcement of laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in this state
The issuance and renewal of licenses to dentists and dental hygienists