Department of State: Division of Professional Regulation: Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

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Examinations

Examinations Required

All applicants, regardless of years of practice, are required to pass the Delaware Practical Board Examination in dentistry or dental hygiene and the Delaware Jurisprudence Examination except for dental hygienists applying by reciprocity.

Dental hygienists applying by reciprocity are required to pass only the Jurisprudence Examination.

Practical Board Examination in Dentistry

The Delaware Practical Board Examination in dentistry is offered twice a year at the beginning of January and June. The application deadlines are December 1 and May 1. The exam is limited to 18 candidates each time. See Fee Schedule for examination fee. The Board office must receive the fee by the application deadline.

For detailed information about the practical exam, click Dentist Exam.

For information on applying to sit for the exam, click Dentist License.

Practical Board Examination in Dental Hygiene

The Delaware Practical Board Examination in dental hygiene is offered twice a year at the beginning of January and May. The application deadlines are December 1 and April 1. The exam is limited to 36 candidates on each date. See Fee Schedule for cost of exam. The Board office must receive the fee by the application deadline.

For detailed information about the practical exam, click Dental Hygiene Exam.

For information on applying to sit for the exam, click Dental Hygienist License.

Jurisprudence Examination

The Delaware Jurisprudence Examination is an “open-book,” multiple-choice test based on the Delaware Code and the Board’s Rules and Regulations. The version for Dentists has 30 questions, and the version for Dental Hygienists has 20 questions.  You must pass the Jurisprudence Examination before your license will be issued.



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