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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.

Notice of Off-Site Board Meeting

From time to time the NC Dental Board holds meetings away from its home office in order to provide an opportunity for licensees and the public to observe the Board at work. One such opportunity will take place when the Board holds its regular meeting in Wilmington at the Hilton Riverside on April 10-11, 2015. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day and will continue until all business is complete. A continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

The public is cordially invited to attend this meeting as the Board conducts important business in upholding its mission to ensure that the dental profession merit and receive the confidence of the public.

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 2015 Renewal Period is open from November 1 to March 31.

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, 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