Board of Dental Examiners

Proposed Changes in Regulations

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 02 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with occupational licensing fees related to the Board of Dental Examiners and in Title 12, Chapter 28 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with application, certification, and renewal fees for dental assistants .

The public may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments by mail, fax, or e-mail to the division's Regulations Specialist. Public comment due no later than October 24, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

Changes to continuing education for dentists and dental hygienists effective
December 15, 2013

Click here to view the changes in continuing education hours that will be required for the 2015-2016 license renewal period.

The Board of Dental Examiners is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of six dentists, two dental hygienists, and one public member. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The board meets four times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Dentists
    • General Dentistry
    • Parenteral Sedation Permit
    • General Anesthetic Permit
  • Dental Hygienists
    • Dental Hygienist
    • Local Anesthetic Permit
    • Restorative Function Endorsement
  • Dental Radiology

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of dentistry in other states.

Contact Information

Stacia Erkenbrack, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2542
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: stacia.erkenbrack@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806