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Who We Are

The Virginia Board of Dentistry consists of a 10-member Board, as well as administrative, enforcement, licensing, and support staff.

What We Do

We regulate Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant II, Dental and Dental Hygienist Faculty, Dental and Dental Hygienist Temporary Permit, Restricted Volunteer,  Dentist-Temporary Resident, Dentist Volunteer, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeon, Cosmetic Procedure Certification, Mobile Dental Facility / Portable Dental Operation Registration, Moderate Sedation Permit, and Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia Permit.


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Apply for License

Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.

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File a Complaint

The Department of Health Professions investigates complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.

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Renew License

Health Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online.

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Laws and Regulations

Review laws and regulations of the Board of Dentistry.

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Practitioner Info

Lookup or verify a license, review case decisions.

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Continuing Education

Looking for Continuing Education requirements for license renewal? Find out more here.

Featured News

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Notice to Licensees and Applicants

Beginning in 2023 the Board of Dentistry has ceased mailing hard-copy licenses, certifications, permits, and registrations on a yearly basis.


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Scam Alert

The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards or another agency


Upcoming Events

Fri, Feb 10, 2023 9:00 AM
Special Conference Committee B
Board Room 4

Fri, Feb 24, 2023 9:00 AM
Special Conference Committee C
Board Room 3

Thu, Mar 2, 2023 9:00 AM
Formal Hearing
Board Room 2

More information on the Dentistry Calendar Page.

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Virginia Board of Dentistry | Contact the Board
Jamie C. Sacksteder, Executive Director
Nathanial C. Bryant, DDS, Board President