Information for Dentists and Dental Hygienists

  • Continuing education for dentists and dental hygienists  are required to complete continuing education contact hours.

  • Dentist and dental office personnel who are providing conscious sedation for patients are encouraged to complete the Conscious Sedation Certification.This course will promote sedation safety and improve office practices concerning the safety of medication administration.

  • The Medication Administration Certification is recommended for anyone who is assisting or providing medications to patients. Practice standards are also governed by the individual licensing boards.

State Dental Licensing Boards

Most states have dental boards that regulate the practice of dentistry. However, some states, use a central agency that regulates more than one profession. The American Association of Dental Board Web site provides contact information for all of the relevant agencies. This page provides links to those that have information online.



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