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About Us

​​​The Kentucky Board of Dentistry is a semi-autonomous agency within state government.​ Its mission is to protect the public by regulating the practice of ​dentistry through admini​stration of the Dental Practice Act. This primarily involves licensing oral health professionals to ensure they are qualified to treat patients. Dentists and dental hygienists must successfully complete a rigorous program of education, training, and testing before being issued a license. Currently, about 6,000 practitioners hold an active license to practice in Kentucky. Ot​her duties performed by the Board include issuing sedation permits, registering dental labs, and investigating complaints against licensees.

Most members of the Board are appointed by the governor to four year terms and are assisted by a professional staff who help enforce the rules regarding the ​practice of dentistry​. As an agency of the Commonwealth, the Board is a separate and distinct entity from any professional dental association or nonprofit. It is not a membership organization and does not lobby on behalf of the dental profession - it exists solely to protect and serve the public interest​.​ The Board is also self-supporting and receives no outside government appropriations. It is funded through fees assessed for licensure of dental professionals.​


Office Loca​​tion and Hours​

The Kentucky Board of Dentistry is located at:​​

3​12 Whittington Parkway, Suite 101
Louisville, KY 40222

We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST. Our office is closed on all major holidays.​


Administrative Staff

Jeffrey Allen, Executive Director
(502) 429-7280   |
Shimada Saulsberry, Licensing Specialist 
(502) 782-8194   |   |   Licensing, permits, and registrations​​
Crystal Holloway, Fiscal Officer
(502) 429-7280   |​​   |   Accounting, human resources, and dental labs
Uconda Schoolfield, Compliance Specialist
(502) 782-8193   |   |   Complaints, investigations, and license verification​​​​