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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
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Phone: (804) 367-4538
eFax: (804) 698-4266
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Email: denbd@dhp.virginia.gov

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Need vaccine? Learn how to get your shot at Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN VA. 8am - 6pm. Language translation available, TTY users dial 7-1-1.
¿Necesita vacunarse? Enterate como conseguir tu vacuna Vaccinate.Virginia.gov o llamando al 1-877-829-4682 de 8am a 6pm. Traduccion disponible en tu idioma. Usuarios de TTY pueden marcar al 7-1-1.

Closure of walk-in services

In response to COVID-19 social distancing precautions, DHP’s public reception area is closed to walk-in services.. Read More.

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COVID-19 Vaccine information for health professionals

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available. Read more here.

Have you downloaded COVIDWISE, Virginia's COVID-19 exposure notification app? Add your phone to the fight here.

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2020/2021 Clinical Examinations Accepted for Licensure

During emergency telephonic meetings on May 8, 2020 and May 29, 2020, the Virginia Board of Dentistry voted to modify its clinical examination requirements for licensure of dentists and dental hygienists due to the COVID-19 pandemic for 2020 examination candidates. The Board will continue to accept passage of a clinical examination involving live patients given by one of the five testing agencies accepted by the Board - CITA, CDCA, SRTA, CRDTS and WREB.

Dental licensure applicants:

2020 - In addition to live patient clinical examinations, for 2020 only, the Board will accept from Dental licensure applicants a clinical dental examination which includes a simulated manikin exercise in restorative dentistry. The Board also decided to waive the scaling exercise with live patients in a 2020 clinical dental examination given by a testing agency accepted by the Board - CITA, CDCA, SRTA, CRDTS and WREB.

2021 - On October 23, 2020 the Board decided to accept passage of a manikin simulation restorative and periodontal exam taken in 2021 which is administered by testing agencies accepted by the Board (CITA, CDCA, SRTA, CRDTS and WREB) as addressed in Virginia’s applications for licensure.  The Board will continue to accept live patient exam results from the testing agencies addressed in Virginia’s application information.

Dental hygiene licensure applicants:

2020 - In addition to live patient clinical examinations, for 2020 only, the Board will accept from Dental hygiene licensure applicants a clinical dental hygiene examination which includes the Computer Simulated Clinical Examination (CSCE) OR a manikin-based clinical scaling exercise given by a testing agency accepted by the Board - CITA, CDCA, SRTA, CRDTS and WREB.

2021 - On October 23, 2020 the Board decided to accept passage of a typodont clinical examination which includes scaling on a manikin which is administered by testing agencies accepted by the Board (CITA, CDCA, SRTA, CRDTS and WREB) as addressed in Virginia’s applications for licensure.  The Board will continue to accept live patient exam results from the testing agencies addressed in Virginia’s application information.


Relaxation of HIPAA Enforcement for Telehealth

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the US Department of Health and Human Services is relaxing its enforcement of HIPAA regulations governing telehealth during the COVID-19 National Emergency. Please read the notice here.

The OCR statement applies to the Board's guidance document on telehealth, which you can access here.


CDC Guidance for Dental Settings

Guidance for Dental Settings: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response. Recommendations are provided for resuming non-emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic. New information is included regarding facility and equipment considerations, sterilization and disinfection, and considerations for the use of test-based strategies to inform patient care. Expanded recommendations for provision of dental care to both patients with COVID-19 and patients without COVID-19.


COVID-19 Screening and Testing Questions & Answers

On May 8, 2020 the Virginia Board of Dentistry voted that screening dental patients for COVID-19 was within the scope of practice of dentistry.

Dental practices must be able to identify COVID-19 infected dental patients for the safety of all patients and staff. Dental practices performing FDA-approved and Emergency Use Authorized COVID-19 screening tests could be valuable to this effort. Read this FAQ on screening and testing.


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, such as the Board of Dentistry, or another agency, such as the DEA. The communications, often by phone, may threaten arrest or license suspension, demand personal information, or require the payment of fines. Please note:

  • Phone calls may “spoof” DHP or a Board and appear to be from our number;
  • If you need to verify the identity of a DHP investigator or inspector, call (804) 367-4691 or email enfcomplaints@dhp.virginia.gov;
  • DHP will never demand that you provide personally identifying information, such as social security number, date of birth, bank or credit card account numbers over the phone;
  • These type of licensing scams are a problem nationwide.

If you believe you are the recipient of a fraudulent communication claiming to be from DHP:

  • Notify DHP at 804-367-4691, or email enfcomplaints@dhp.virginia.gov;
  • Report the communication to local law enforcement or the Virginia State Police;
  • The Federal Trade Commission also accepts reports about “Imposter Scams” through the FTC Complaint Assistant, or at 1-877-382-4357. These reports are used to aid ongoing investigations.

The Drug Enforcement Administration also has warned of imposters posing as DEA agents. Information and reporting of these scams can be found at this DEA website


Electronic Prescribing of Opioids

Effective July 1, 2020, opioid prescriptions must be transmitted to the pharmacy electronically. There are exceptions in the law which can be found here.

If you've reviewed the law and would like to request a waiver, please click here to complete the waiver application.


HIPAA Information

The Office for Civil Rights (OVR) at the Department of Health and Human Services has relaxed its rules involving HIPAA for the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 National Emergency. Please read the notice at this link.

Because this is a federal announcement, the Virginia Board of Dentistry is not in a position to answer questions or offer clarification on this issue.


Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

On November 21, 2016 Governor McAuliffe issued a News Release stating that State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine has declared Virginia’s opioid abuse crisis a Public Health Emergency in the Commonwealth.

Visit the Virginia Department of Health for more information.
Download Commissioner Levine’s message to healthcare practitioners on dispensing Naloxone.



Dental Rule Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to read the FAQ's provided by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for Virginia Dental offices to be compliant with the Dental Rule.


Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings

Read the Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings.


Notice of Reporting Requirements for Dispensing

Effective July 1, 2015, all dentists who dispense controlled substances in Schedule II (Percocet, Hydrocodone), Schedule III (Tylenol with Codeine), or Schedule IV (Valium) must be registered with the Prescription Monitoring Program and must begin reporting the drugs dispensed within 7 days of dispensing. If a dentist does not dispense these products he may apply for a waiver from this reporting requirement. There is a box in this year’s dental license renewal forms to report whether you currently do or do not dispense Schedule II, III or IV controlled substances. Detailed information on the action each licensed dentist is required to take to register or to apply for a waiver will be sent out around April 1, 2015. Here are links for more information:

The US Drug Enforcement Administration published a Final Rule in the Federal Register placing hydrocodone combination products into Schedule II effective October 6, 2014. For details, direct questions to your local DEA Field Office and review sections 18VAC110-20-290 and 18VAC110-20-310 of the Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy.

FAQ's on Dispensing

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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.