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• Michigan Board of Dentistry Welcome to the Michigan Board of Dentistry website! Our goal is to provide up-to-date information on various topics related to the practice of dentistry in Michigan. We hope you find this information helpful and invite you to check out our website often.

Licensing Applications and Forms

• Data Change/Duplicate License Request Form PDF icon

• Disciplinary Limited License Reclassification Application Packet PDF icon

• DDS by Endorsement Application PDF icon

• DDS by Examination Application PDF icon

• DDS Relicensure Application PDF icon

• DDS Specialty Application PDF icon

• DDS-Specialty Recertification Application Packet PDF icon

• DDS Specialty Re-Exam Application PDF icon

• Dentistry CE Program Sponsor Application PDF icon

• Dentistry Clinical Academic Appointment Form for Renewals PDF icon

• Dentistry CE Requirement Waiver Application PDF icon

• RDA by Endorsement Application PDF icon

• RDA by Examination Application PDF icon

• RDA Re-Examination Application PDF icon

• RDA Relicensure Application PDF icon

• RDA Verification of Training and Competency in the Application and Removal of a Dental Dam PDF icon

• RDH by Endorsement Application PDF icon

• RDH by Examination Application PDF icon

• RDH Relicensure Application PDF icon

• Suspended/Revoked License Reinstatement Application Packet PDF icon

• Volunteer Licensing Application Packet for Retired Physicians, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Dentists PDF icon

Licensing Information

• Dental Materials Alert

• Dental Specialty Advertising PDF icon

• Dental Specialty Examination

• Dentist CE Requirements PDF icon

• Dentistry 2010 Approved CE Sponsors PDF icon

• Dentistry 2011 Approved CE Sponsors PDF icon

• Dentistry 2012 Approved CE Sponsors PDF icon

• Dentistry 2013 Approved CE Sponsors PDF icon

• Dentistry 2014 Approved CE Sponsors PDF icon

• Dentistry Clinical Academic Limited Certification of Appointment to an Academic Position PDF icon

• Dentistry Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain PDF icon

• Endodontics Exam Brochure 2014 PDF icon

• How To File A Complaint

• Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Administration PDF icon

• Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)

• Notice of Change in Controlled Substances Scheduling - 5/20/13 PDF icon

• Notice of Change in Michigan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Examination Requirement - 2/11/14 PDF icon

• Orthodontics Exam Brochure 2014 PDF icon

• Periodontics Exam Brochure 2014 PDF icon

• RDA Exam Brochure PDF icon

• RDA Exam Task List PDF icon

• RDH and RDA CE Requirements PDF icon

• Registered Dental Assistant Examination

• RENEWAL-License Renewal Information

Board Information

• Administrative Rules for Health Boards

• Board of Dentistry Proposed Administrative Rule - 2010-002 LR

• Dentistry 2014 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Dentistry 2015 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Dentistry Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

• Michigan Board of Dentistry Members

• Public Health Code - Dentistry Section

Frequently Asked Questions

• How do I verify my Michigan license to another state?

• How long are the DDS, RDH and RDA licenses issued for? Can I renew my license early? How will I know when I need to renew?

• I need to verify whether someone has a license. How can I do that?

• How can I change my name or address?

• What happens if my license or registration expires?

• How long will you keep my licensure application on file?

• The application asks for the state(s) I have been licensed in and asks for the basis of licensure. What does that mean? What if I'm licensed in more than one state? Do you need verification from all states I have ever held a license in?

• If I have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, will this stop me from obtaining a Michigan license?

• How long does it take to process my application?

• How long does it take for your office to receive my correspondence?

• What is the purpose of the different types of applications?

• Is everything in my file complete? How can I find out what is missing?

• I work in more than one location. How can I have my license on display in all of my work areas?

• I know that I have to do continuing education to renew my license. Since this is my first initial license and it's not for a full licensing period, do I need to complete CEs for my first renewal?

• Can you give me information on my DEA license or how to get a DEA license?

• Do I need a controlled substance license for every location in which I practice?

• Can I submit the renewal application for my controlled substance license before submitting the renewal for my professional license?

• Do I have to renew my controlled substance (CS) license if I am not currently living in Michigan and my professional license is active? Can I renew the CS license later if I move back to Michigan?

• My renewal date is coming up soon. I know that the license/registration will be valid until the expiration date after I renew. Since I will be moving next year, I only want to renew it for 1 year. Can I do that?

• Do I need to complete continuing education to renew my license?

• Can I use any additional hours I earned over the required hours for the next renewal period?

• Do I need to submit proof of my continuing education?

• How long do I need to keep my continuing education certificates?

• What if I don't earn enough continuing education credits?

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