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License Application Status | Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs | Licensing Examination | Practice Issues and Continuing Education | Professional Misconduct and Discipline | General Customer Service | School Dental Hygiene Teacher Certificate

License Application Status

Find the status of your license application by checking our online license verifications; your name will be added immediately when your license number is issued. You may also contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Dentistry Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 1270 (voice)
518-402-5354 (fax)
opunit3@mail.nysed.gov

Please provide your name, social security number, date of birth, and the name of the profession in any correspondence.


Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs

If you have questions about acceptable documentation to verify education completed outside the U.S. or in non-approved programs, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Bureau of Comparative Education
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 1300 (voice)
518-486-2966 (fax)
comped@mail.nysed.gov


Licensing Examination

The licensing examination for dentistry is administered by:

Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800-232-1694 (voice)
http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/nbde01/index.asp External Link Icon

Licensing examinations for dental hygiene are administered by:

Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800-232-1694 (voice)
http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/nbde01/index.asp External Link Icon

North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Inc. (NERB)
8484 Georgia Ave., Suite 900
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-563-3300 (voice)
301-563-3307 (fax)
http://www.nerb.org External Link Icon

The licensing examination for certified dental assisting is administered by:

Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.
444 N. Michigan Ave, Ste. 900
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800-367-3262 (voice)
312-642-8507 (fax)
http://www.danb.org External Link Icon


Practice Issues and Continuing Education

For answers to questions concerning practice issues or continuing education requirements, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Dentistry
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 1550 (voice)
518-473-0567 (fax)
dentbd@mail.nysed.gov

Professional Misconduct and Discipline

This site contains information concerning professional misconduct, including how to file a complaint and search for disciplinary actions taken against licensees.


General Customer Service

Office of the Professions staff are available from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm, Eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 1570 (voice)
518-473-1426 (TDD/TTY)
518-474-1449 (fax)
op4info@mail.nysed.gov


School Dental Hygiene Teacher Certificate

Certifications are issued by the Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives.

Last Updated: April 7, 2014