Dental Board

News and Announcements

Update to OARRS Rule

 Standards and procedures for review of Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)


STEP 1 - Click on the following link and complete the exercise:

STEP 2 - In order to receive a C.E. acknowledgement, please send an email to

License Number Format Changed

With the Board’s transition to the State of Ohio’s a new online elicensing system, license numbers now have six digits (rather than five) after the credential prefix.  For example, a dentist who had license number 30.12345 will now have license number 30.012345.  If you are searching for a licensee through the “verify a license search” on the elicensing website, you will need to enter all six digits that appear after the credential prefix.  You can continue to search by first and last name.  If you have any problems with the search, please call the Board office at 614-466-2580.

Wall Certificates and License renewal Receipt Cards

This will be in effect as of 08/25/16.  

GCOAT Opioid Prescribing Video Exercise

The GCOAT prescribing video link that was sent to individual prescribers via email has now expired. Please use the link above before August 31, 2016 to watch the video and answer the questions.  You will receive two hour of continuing education credits for this exercise. After completing the exercise, please email Zach Russell at who, in return, will e-mail you certificate of completion awarding you two hours of continuing education credit. 

eLicense Ohio Launched

Once the new system launches on August 22, 2016, all applications and renewals will need to be completed online.  The Board will no longer be accepting paper applications or paper checks once the new elicensing system is active.

The new eLicense portal is only supported by Google Chrome browser

Outage eLicense Ohio

August 19th to August 22nd (Friday to Monday)
Continuous outage from 6:00 pm Friday until 8:00 am on Monday

GCOAT Continuing Education Credit

Attached is the list of dentist that have completed and earned two (2) credit hours of C.E.   

Weekly Update: 
As of August 12, 2016

Last day to file paper applications: August 10, 2016

If you are submitting a new application, please submit your paper application by the end of the day on August 10, 2016.  This will help prevent your application from getting delayed due to transition from the old elicensing system to the new elicensing system.

Special Note: The Board will be unable to issue any licenses between August 15, 2016-August 19, 2016, while we transition to the new elicensing system.  We apologize for the inconvenience and we will make every effort to ensure that applications are processed timely once the new system goes live on August 22, 2016.

Once the new system launches on August 22, 2016, all applications and renewals will need to be completed online.  The Board will no longer be accepting paper applications and paper checks once the new elicensing system is active.

If you have any questions, please contact the Board at (614) 466-2580 or email us at

A Message from the Director

A Message from the Director

This marks a historic point in our journey as we increasingly leverage technology, embrace innovation, recalibrate to a customer-focused business model and drive toward service excellence in dentistry for all Ohioans.  Periodic enhancements will be made to this website so keep your feedback coming to

I would be remiss if I did not thank our staff and Board members for their due diligence with this project.  Special thanks to Erica Pleiman for her relentless effort and to Ann Aquillo for her guidance. 

In pursuit of excellence,

Harry Kamdar, M.B.A.
Executive Director