Board of Dental Examiners


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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

Licensing Examiner: Jedediah Smith
Telephone: (907) 465-2542
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: boardofdentalexaminers@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806