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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

Scam Alert

Scam Alert

The Virginia Board of Dentistry has learned of scammers attempting to defraud licensees across the state of Virginia by posing as Department of Health Profession Investigators and/or the Executive Director.


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Botulinum toxin injections in general dentistry

SB1539 was passed and will be effective July 1, 2023. However, the bill requires that the Board of Dentistry create regulations, prior to a General Dentist administering botulinum toxin injections cosmetically.


Upcoming Events

Fri, Aug 2, 2024 9:00 AM
Special Conference Committee A
Board Room 3

Fri, Aug 9, 2024 9:00 AM
Special Conference Committee B
Board Room 4

Fri, Aug 23, 2024 9:00 AM
Special Conference Committee C
Board Room 4

More information on the Dentistry Calendar Page.

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Virginia Board of Dentistry | Contact the Board
Jamie C. Sacksteder, Executive Director
Margaret F. Lemaster, RDH, Board President