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

FAQs for Continuing Education


The Ohio State Dental Board (Board) has posted draft rules for comment.  As part of the public participation process, the Board solicits and encourages input from affected organizations and individuals.

The proposed no change and amended rules are as follows:



Additionally, 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 has passed.  The Board will be holding a public hearing on these rules February 19, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.