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Dental Hygiene Program--Licensure Information
Updated 10/29/2021
Graduation from the Dental Hygiene AAS program is designed to meet the degree requirement for
professional licensure in Utah. Students must satisfy additional requirements to earn professional
licensure in Utah. It is highly recommended that students consult in advance with the Utah Division of
Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) to find out more about eligibility for licensure in Utah.
DOPL can be reached at 801-530-6628 or at their website.
The SLCC Dental Hygiene AAS program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
Upon administrative approval, second-year SLCC dental hygiene students are eligible to take
examinations required for licensure, including the written National Board Dental Hygiene Examination
(NBDHE) and state or regional clinical examinations, such as the Western Regional Examination Board
(WREB).
Licensure is the exclusive right and responsibility of each state. In order to earn licensure in other
states, students must satisfy individual state requirements, independent of SLCC graduation
requirements. Individual states may require different regional or state clinical exams, additional
coursework, or other requirements before licensure is granted. Click on the state name below to see
more information about applying for professional licensure in that state.
If you have additional questions about licensure requirements for your state, please contact your
academic advisor or SLCC's state authorization coordinator for help.
States and Territories Does the Dental Hygiene AAS program meet degree requirements in
this state?
Latest update: 10/29/2021. Please email for more information.
Alabama Board: Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama
Contact: 2229 Rocky Ridge Road, Birmingham, AL 35216. Phone: 205-
985-7267. Email: linda@dentalboard.org
Additional Information:
? The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama accepts applications
from students who have graduated from a Dental Hygiene
program of study. They also accept the WREB clinical exam.
The SLCC Dental Hygiene program meets the licensure degree
requirement in Alabama.
? More information on education requirements for licensure can
be found here.
? Requirements for licensure by credentials can be found here.
Alaska Board: Board of Dental Examiners
Contact: P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806. Phone: 907-465-
2542. Email: BoardOfDentalExaminers@Alaska.Gov
Additional Information:
? The Alaska Board of Dental Examiners accepts applications from
students who have graduated from a Dental Hygiene program
of study. They also accept the WREB clinical exam. The SLCC
Dental Hygiene program meets the licensure degree
requirement in Alaska.
? Alaska dental applications checklist
? Dental Hygiene license application can be found here.
? A separate application is required to administer local anesthetic
agents. That application can be found here.
Arizona Board: Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
Contact: 1740 W Adams, Suite 2470, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Phone: 602-
242-1492. Email: info@dentalboard.az.gov. Online Contact Form.
Additional Information:
? The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners accepts
applications from students who have graduated from a Dental
Hygiene program of study. They also accept the WREB clinical
exam. The SLCC Dental Hygiene program meets the licensure
degree requirement in Arizona.
? Arizona requires the National Practitioner Data Bank review and
a requires a criminal background check.
? Application Instructions and additional information.
? Out-of-state applicants who are licensed in another state will
need to complete the verification of non-Arizona dental license
application.
? A separate application is required to administer local anesthetic
agents. That application can be found here.
Arkansas Board: Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners
Contact: 101 East Capitol Ave., Suite 111, Little Rock, AR 72201. Phone:
501-682-2085. Email: asbde@arkansas.gov
Additional Information:
? The Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners only accepts
licensure applications from CODA-accredited programs
approved by the board. SLCC's program is accredited by CODA
but contact the board to see if SLCC's program will be approved
by the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners.
? Applicants with less than five years of experience will need to
complete an application of licensure by examination. Applicants
with five years or more can complete the application of
licensure by credentials. More information on hygienist
licensure requirements can be found here.
? A separate application is required to administer local anesthetic
agents. That application can be found here.
California Board: Dental Hygiene Board of California
Contact: 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1350, Sacramento, CA 95815.
Phone: 916-263-1978. Email: dhbcinfo@dca.ca.gov
Additional Information:
? The Dental Hygiene Board of California accepts licensure
applications from CODA-accredited programs. They also accept
WREB clinical exam. The SLCC Dental Hygiene program meets
the licensure degree requirement in California. Additional
coursework may be required before licensure is granted.
? California requires a Live Scan criminal background check.
? Licensure application checklist.
Colorado Board: Colorado Dental Board
Contact: 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202. Phone: 303-
894-7800. Email: dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us
Additional Information:
? The Colorado Dental Board accepts licensure applications from
CODA-accredited programs. They also accept WREB clinical
exam. The SLCC Dental Hygiene program meets the licensure
degree requirement in Colorado.
? Colorado completes a criminal background and professional
background review.
? Dental Hygienist Application Checklist
? A separate permit is required to administer local anesthetic
agents. Local anesthesia training form can be found here.
Connecticut Board: Connecticut Department of Public Health
Contact: P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134. Phone: 860-509-7603.
Email: dph.dentalteam@ct.gov
Additional Information:
? The Connecticut Department of Public Health accepts licensure
applications from CODA-accredited programs. They also accept
the WREB clinical exam. The SLCC Dental Hygiene program
meets the licensure degree requirement in Connecticut.
? Connecticut completes a criminal background and professional
disciplinary background review.
Delaware Board: Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Contact: Cannon Building, Suite 203, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover, DE
19904. Phone: 302-744-4500. Email:
customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov
Additional Information:
? Reciprocity is available for applicants who have a current dental
hygienist license in another jurisdiction (U.S. state or territory)
AND has practiced as a dental hygienist at least three of the
past five years. If you don't meet these conditions, then you
must apply for licensure by examination where the board only

Do dental hygienists have to have a license?• To be eligible for a provisional license, a dental hygienist must hold a license in another state and have passed a clinical exam. • A provisional license will be valid for one year or until a full license is issued.