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Board of Dental Examiners

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Public Notice:

Notice of Proposed Regulations

The Board of Dental Examiners proposes to update various regulations relating to application deadline for personal interview, lapsed licenses, licensure requirements, and establish advanced practice permits for dental hygienists to implement amendments to AS 08.32 under Chapter 56, SLA 2022 (SB 173).

Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on December 12, 2022

Public Notice:

Notice of Proposed Regulations

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development – Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing proposes to add advanced practice permit fees for dental hygienists.

Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on December 12, 2022

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.

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
    • Radiological Equipment Registration
    • Radiological Equipment Inspectors

Electronic Requests for License Verification

NOTE: This feature is for individuals who have registered with MY LICENSE and wish to pay the filing fee online with a credit card payment .

If you are not registered with MY LICENSE and would like information on how to register, please contact boardofdentalexaminers@alaska.gov

  1. Submit Your Request
    • Send your Request for License Verification to: boardofdentalexaminers@alaska.gov
    • Put the program along with your first and last name in the subject line.
    • The following information must be provided in the body of your email:
      • NAME: The name used when your professional license was last issued or renewed.
      • LICENSE NUMBER: Your professional license number.
      • SEND TO: Provide both the Board and/or Agency name along with a complete mailing address.
  2. Payment of Fees
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page.
    • A “Make a Payment” link will be available within your license details page under “Actions”.
    • A $20 filing fee is required for each verification of license.
  3. Completed Request
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page when the request is completed.
    • Please allow up to 10 business days for processing after submitting your payment.

If you prefer to submit a check or money order, you may mail in the Request License Verification form.

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

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