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Board of Dental Examiners

Welcome to the Board of Dental Examiners.

For information regarding the Covid-19 State of Emergency, please go to the OPLC main page and follow the Covid-19 Licensee Resources Tab in the Quick Links section, or go click on the Coronavirus COVID-19 State of NH Link at the top of the OPLC Main Page.

Governor's Emergency Order

  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Modifications Applicable to all OPLC Licensed Professionals
    1. Certain Continuing Education Requirements for Licensed Professionals Waived
    2. Continuing Education of Licensed Professionals Through Remote Instruction
    3. Waiver of Notarization Requirements
    4. Electronic Signatures Accepted

Dental Office Reopening Guidance:

Safer at Home Covid-19 Reopening Guidance pdf file

 

Board Meetings

The NH Board of Dental Examiners meets monthly on the first Monday. Dates and times of meetings are subject to change.

Next Meeting: Monday, August 3, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., Agenda pdf file

Due to the current State of Emergency around the COVID-19 Health Advisory, all board meetings, unless stated otherwise, will be held telephonically/electronically. This meeting will be held electronically via Zoom. Members of the public may access the meeting electronically through the following link or telephone number:

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If any member of the public is unable to access the meeting, please contact Christine Senko at 271-7618 or Christine.Senko@oplc.nh.gov.

 

Notices

On February 3, 2020, the Board of Dental Examiners voted on an initial proposal for Den 301.03(f)-(i) pdf file. The Board has scheduled a public hearing on this proposed rule change for July 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The hearing will be held remotely via Zoom at the login details stated below.

Persons interested in providing oral testimony on this proposal may do so by accessing the meeting telephonically or electronically with the Zoom instructions below. Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to Thomas.Broderick@oplc.nh.gov.

** As of 2018, the Board will no longer accept the WREB exam **

In order to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, and any person practicing dentistry in New Hampshire, the NH Board of Dental Examiners (Board) supports the March 16, 2020 statement from the American Dental Association. Specifically, in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Board concurs with the recommendation dentists postpone elective procedures concurrent with the state of emergency in New Hampshire. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow the dental community to care for emergency patients and alleviates the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.

The Board will continue to evaluate and update its statement as new information becomes available. Please visit www.oplc.nh.gov/dental.

The Board of Dental Examiners is responsible for the protection of the public by governing and regulating the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in New Hampshire. The Board has four principle functions:

  1. to examine, license, and register applicants whom it finds to be qualified to practice dentistry and dental hygiene;
  2. to ensure that all licensees are in compliance with the Dental Practice Act (RSA 317-A) and the Board's administrative rules;
  3. to make, amend, and adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing the conduct of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants;
  4. to undertake, when appropriate, adjudicatory proceedings and disciplinary action against licensees.
Scam Alert:

Please be advised, it has been reported that the Board’s administrative phone number was used in a recent scam attempt to obtain information from a provider. Please contact the Board directly if you have any questions.

  • Major Rule Changes

    A number of the Board’s administrative rules were recently changed, effective December 6, 2017. The newly adopted rules are now posted on the Internet. Please remember that it is your responsibility to remain updated on the laws and administrative rules of the Board. Please read carefully all email blasts from the Board, including those relating to changes to the statutes and rules.

  • The board has compiled a list of resources for prescribing opioids for pain management.
  • Important notice for agenda items for monthly Board meetings.
  • OSAP Launches Online MERS Toolkit.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Board's office at (603) 271-4561 or dental.board@oplc.nh.gov.

Board Disciplinary Actions

Board Disciplinary Actions are included with License Verification.

Disclaimer

All information provided by the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners (Board) on this website is made available for the convenience of interested persons. While the Board believes the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remain a possibility as does delay in the posting or updating of information. Therefore, the Board makes no guarantee as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of the information. Neither the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners nor any of the sources of the information shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use or result obtained from the use of this information.

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Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
7 Eagle Square |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152