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Application Wizard - Dentist

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 License to practice Dentistry

I want to reactivate a Current Inactive Dentist license

I want to reapply for an unrestricted license

   

Examination  

Review Clinical Competency Examination Requirements Guidance Document:

60-25 Policy On Dental 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 applicants who holds a license in another state, who has passed all parts of the National Board Dental 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 60-25.

Review Clinical Competency Examination Requirements Guidance Document:
60-25 Policy On Dental Clinical Competency Examination Requirements For Licensure, adopted June 11, 2021.

Every candidate shall:

  • Have met the educational requirements in 18VAC60-21-200 of the Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry;
  • Hold a current, unrestricted license to practice dentistry in another jurisdiction of the United States;
  • Be certified to be in good standing by each jurisdiction in which a license is currently held or has been held; and
  • Have been in continuous clinical practice in another jurisdiction of the United States or in federal civil or military service for five out of the six years immediately preceding application for licensure pursuant to this section. Active patient care in another jurisdiction of the United States (i) as a volunteer in a public health clinic, (ii) as an intern, or (iii) in a residency program may be accepted by the board to satisfy this requirement. One year of clinical practice shall consist of a minimum of 600 hours of practice in a calendar year as attested by the applicant. 18VAC60-21-210.B.4.

 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 Dentist.

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 Dentist.

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