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Division of
Professional Regulation

Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

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Exam Update: The new exam dates are now listed on the Examinations webpage.

Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene is to protect the general public from unsafe and unprofessional practices. The Board must also maintain standards of professional competence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, the Board

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.

The Board issues licenses to dentists, dentist academics, dental hygienists and dental residents. The Board also issues three types of permits to dentists and dentist academics who administer anesthesia.

The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 11.


Unless notified otherwise, the Board meets in January, March, May, June, August, October and December.  The meetings are held on a Thursday in each month at 3:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover. The meeting schedule is available at the State of Delaware public meeting calendar.

The Board/Commission may need to review and approve your application for licensure and will only review a complete application. A complete application includes your application and any documentation submitted through DELPROS and/or any documents submitted through the mail or email from third-parties. The Board/Commission will review your documentation at its next scheduled meeting.



Phone – Fax – Email
(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711

Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

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