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How do I verify my license to another jurisdiction?

Verification of a Virginia license to another jurisdiction requires a written request to the Board office with a payment of $35 per verification. Check should be made payable to the “Treasurer of Virginia”. You must provide your full name, license number and the mailing address of the jurisdiction to receive verification.

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Virginia Board of Dentistry

Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 367-4538
Fax: (804) 527-4428
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Automated License Verification: (804) 270-6836

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
except Holidays


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Message from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):

NTSB has recently adopted a safety study about the risk of impairment in transportation accidents. As a result, it has made several recommendations including publication and dissemination of a reminder to all prescribers and pharmacists of the importance of routinely discussing with patients the effect their diagnosed medical conditions or recommended drugs may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation. Click here to read an excerpt from the study.

Ebola Virus Update for healthcare practitioners from Virginia Department of Health

October 15, 2014 - As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continues to make news, it is important for licensees of health regulatory boards to be informed. In addition to public outreach, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is the Commonwealth’s top resource on Ebola for healthcare providers and facilities. For up to the minute information, please visit VDH’s website.

October 3, 2014 - I am providing you with a update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and will continue to do so regularly as needed over the coming weeks. The safety of all health care providers and keeping the health care community and the public informed are our top priorities. Read the full letter from the State Health Commissioner.

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CDC Guidance


Sedation and Anesthesia Permits and Inspections Q and A
Questions and answers regarding Sedation and Anesthesia Permits and Inspections (pdf)

FDA Warns Health Care Providers to Not Administer Sterile Products from NuVision Pharmacy, Dallas Facility
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FDA-Required REMS Program for Serious Drug Risks
Announcement of a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for all extended-release/long-acting opioid analgesic drug products due to their risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, and overdose. Read the announcement (pdf).

Address of record
The Department of Health Professions (DHP) is required to collect an official address of record from each health professional. This address is used by DHP for agency purposes and may be provided as public information. DHP is also required to give health professionals the opportunity to provide an alternate address for dissemination to the public. If no second (public) address is provided, the official address of record is given to the public. An individual is not required to submit a place of residence for either the official address of record or the public address. A post office box or a practice location is acceptable. Changes to either address are required within 30 days of any change and may be made at any time by accessing your licensure information through the online system or by written notification to the Board.

Online Applications - Applicants for a Dental license (by Examination or Credential) or a Dental Hygienist license (by Examination or Endorsement) may now begin the application process online.

Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses
Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment.  The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license.  For more information, please read attached policy (pdf) and contact the applicable board for your license.

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Forms & Applications

Find forms, applications and exam information for the Board of Dentistry.

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Guidance Documents

View and download the list of available guidance documents from the Board of Dentistry. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.

Board of Dentistry Calendar

The Board of Dentistry's Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings. 


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Regulatory Town Hall

The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.