Law & Rules

The Ohio State Dental Board enforces state and federal laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry. Use the options below to access the latest versions of these laws and regulations:

Dental Practice Act, December 2019
Ohio Revised Code
Ohio Administrative Code


Business Impact Analysis Chapter 3

Business Impact Analysis Chapter 5

Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly requires state agencies, including the Board, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by SB 2), and provide opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules.

If you wish to comment on the proposed rule changes at this time, please submit your comments and include the rule numbers you wish to comment on in the “Subject” line to AND copy the Common Sense Initiative Office (CSI) on your e-mail at .

The deadline for public comment for purposes of CSI is at the end of business on Friday, December 17, 2021.  (The public comment period is now closed.)

The Board anticipates holding a public hearing on the proposed rules in February 2022, at which time the public will be provided further opportunity to provide comment on the rules to the Board.