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Board of Dental Examiners

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.

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Warning About Botox Injections and Fillers

The public should be aware that injection of Botox by dental hygienists is not within their scope of practice and is therefore contrary to state law. The scope of practice for dental hygienists is set out in a closed list at AS 08.32.110(a)(1) and (2), which does not include Botox and fillers, which are prohibited by AS 08.32.110(c). Per AS 08.32.110, the administration of Botox and/or fillers may not be delegated by a dentist to a dental hygienist. Dental licensees and members of the public should contact staff at with any questions.

Dental Radiological Equipment

Effective July 1, 2023, the oversight of Dental Radiological Equipment will shift from the Alaska Board of Dental Examiners to the Alaska Department of Health (DOH). Information will be added to DOH’s Radiological Health webpage as soon as possible. In the meantime, the DOH Dental X-Ray Registration form is available here and should be submitted to”.

Mannequin-Based Clinical Exams Now Accepted for Licensure

The Board of Dental Examiners has adopted regulations to accept both mannequin- and patient-based exams for dentist and dental hygienist licensure. Applicants who have passed a mannequin-based exam and meet the other requirements for licensure in Alaska are encouraged to submit initial application to the division for processing.

Guidelines for Sedation

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Mandatory registration with the PDMP applies to actively licensed practitioners who hold a Drug Enforcement Administration registration number valid to use in any state or practice location. For more information, visit PDMP.Alaska.Gov

Joint Committee on Prescriptive Guidelines Report to Alaska State Legislature

Learn more about reducing addiction at: Opioids.Alaska.Gov

National Organizations

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

Contact Information

Phone: (907) 465-2550
Email: BoardofDentalExaminers@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806