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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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!
Do NOT send any mail to our OLD ADDRESS!!!!

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. The forwarding order has expired and any mail addressed to the old address will be returned to sender. This process can take several weeks, so PLEASE do not send any mail to the old address.

New State Law Requires Opioid Prescribing Course

Beginning in 2017, as a condition of dental license renewal for 2018, all licensees who prescribe controlled substances MUST complete an annual CE course of at least one hour on the abuse of controlled substances. Courses may be taken in-person or online. See the “What’s New” tab for more information.

Notice of Rulemaking Hearing

The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners will hold a public hearing to consider changes to their rule 21 NCAC 16G .0101. The text of the rule may be found here.

The hearing will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Meeting will take place at the Board's offices in Morrisville. Public comments may be made in person at the hearing or by email to Bobby White.

NEW!!! Update on Changes to the Sedation Rules

The North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC) approved the Board’s proposed sedation rule changes at it March 2016 meeting. To review the approved rules, with RRC technical changes highlighted, click here.

However, after approving the proposed rules, the RRC received at least 10 objections to Rule 21 NCAC 16Q. 0101. As a result, some of the proposed rules are in effect while others are not. For a complete explanation of the current status of all sedation rules and to review frequently asked questions, 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.

Renew Online

The 2017 Renewal Period is now open! 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 renew here | | Hygienists renew here |

To renew instructors licenses, anesthesia and sedation permits during the renewal period, go to the License Renewal page and choose the correct system.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR!! We will no longer mail renewal certificates for dental and dental hygiene. You may now print your own for no charge immediately after renewing. Log into the system, choose "Print Certificate" from the menu and follow the prompts.

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 permit! Apply now for a 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.

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