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Application Wizard - Dental Hygienist

Please choose one of the following:

I am applying for a license for the first time and have passed one of the regional clinical exams, or need Board approval to take a regional exam

I have been licensed in another state, have passed a clinical exam and have been in practice for at least 5 years

I want to reinstate my Dental Hygienist license

I want to reactivate a Current Inactive Dental Hygienist license

I want to reapply for an unrestricted Dental Hygienist license

   

Examination  

Review Clinical Competency Examination Requirements Guidance Document:

60-26 Policy On Dental Hygiene Clinical Competency Examination Requirements For Licensure, adopted June 11, 2021

 Please read the instructions for the online application and follow the Apply Now button to begin the online application process.

 

 

Credentials  

You may qualify for licensure by Credentials

Licensure by Credentials is the pathway to licensure for an applicant who holds a license in another state, who has passed all parts of the National Board Dental Hygiene examination given by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations, and has successfully completed/passed a clinical competency exam acceptable by the Board as stated in guidance document 60-26.

Review Clinical Competency Examination Requirements Guidance Document:
60-26 Policy On Dental Hygiene Clinical Competency Examination Requirements For Licensure, adopted June 11, 2021.

Every candidate shall:

  • Have graduated from or have been issued a certificate by a CODA or CDAC accredited program of dental hygiene;
  • Be currently licensed to practice dental hygiene in another jurisdiction of the United States and have clinical, ethical, and active practice for 24 of the past 48 months immediately preceding application for licensure;
    (Must provide written verification that you have had “clinical, ethical and legal practice for 24 months out of the previous 48 months immediately preceding application for licensure”. A notarized statement from each dentist and/or agency that has employed you within the four years immediately preceding the date of your application. The statement must include the printed name and address of the employer, must include the information noted on the Board’s employment verification form, and must state the months, days and years of your employment. Only original, notarized statements are accepted.)
  • Be certified to be in good standing from each state in which he is currently licensed or has ever held a license; and
  • Not have committed any act that would constitute a violation of § 54.1-2706 of the Code.

Please read the instructions for the online application and follow the Apply Now button to begin the online application process.

Reinstatement Application  

When a license has not been renewed within one year of the expiration date, or a license has been suspended or revoked, a person may apply to reinstate their license by submission of a reinstatement application.

Please complete the Reinstatement application For Dental Hygienist.

Applications for reinstatement will need to be mailed to:

Virginia Board of Dentistry
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

Reactivate a Dentist License  

If you hold a Current Inactive Dentist license and wish to return to practice. Please complete the Reactivation application for Dental Hygienists.

Applications for reactivation should be mailed to:

Virginia Board of Dentistry
Perimeter Center 
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

Reapply  

To reapply for an unrestricted license, please contact the Board at denbd@dhp.virginia.gov for a paper application.

Virginia Board of Dentistry
denbd@dhp.virginia.gov | Contact the Board
Jamie C. Sacksteder, Executive Director
Nathanial C. Bryant, DDS, Board President