Licensing Information

Ohio State Dental Board Message

House Bill 404 was signed by Governor DeWine on November 23, 2020.  The provisions related to the extension of the COVID-19 emergency are effective immediately.

  • Dental Board licensees who have licenses set to expire during the period of emergency (March 27, 2020 – April 1, 2021) now have until July 1, 2021 to renew their license. 
  • This bill does not, however, change any continuing education requirements for Board licensees. Therefore, individuals holding a Dental Board license who are not exempt are still required to complete their continuing education hours by their original expiration date.

Despite this renewal extension, all licensees are still able to renew at their regularly scheduled deadline.  A couple of benefits of doing so are:

  1. There is no risk of forgetting to do so later resulting in an expired license and possibly having to pay a late renewal fee.
  2. Staying on the same renewal cycle timeline you are used to.  Whether you renew now or at a later date your next license renewal date will not change.  For example, if your license is due to expire on 12/31/2020, your next renewal date will be on 12/31/2022, regardless of when you renew during this extension period. 

If you have renewed your license, no further action is required on your part, and your license will remain valid until the expiration date located on the Portal – Verify a License – search.   


To learn more about the licensure process or the information pertaining to that particular license type, select the type of license you wish to review from the list of professions below.


Dental Hygienist 

Dental Assistant Radiographer

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary

Coronal Polisher 


Temporary license or certificate to practice a trade or profession (Active Military) - 4743.041

List of Potentially Disqualifying Offenses


The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for licensure on this website. If you have questions or concerns about the licensure process, contact us at 614-466-2580 and speak with our licensing manager.