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Core Course Approval

​​​​​​​Core Courses Requiring Board Approval

  • anesthesia safety and emergency procedures (required for renewal of a dentist's sedation or anesthesia permit)
  • refresher courses for dentists and dental hygienists who have not actively practiced in two calendar years (required to obtain a license or resume practice)
  • refresher courses for either block anesthesia, infiltration anesthesia, or nitrous oxide analgesia for dental hygienists (required if not administered in the last year)
  • live medical emergencies courses (required for dental hygienists to obtain or maintain general supervision registration)
  • courses to start intravenous access line (required for IV line registration for dental hygienists or registered dental assistants)
  • laser debridement for dental hygienists (required for laser use registration)
  • coronal polishing courses for registered dental assistants (required to perform coronal polishing)
  • X-ray safety and technique courses (required for registered dental assistants)

​Approved Core Course Guidelines

​Request Core Course Approval

To obtain approval for one of the above category of courses requiring Board approval, please click on the appropriate link below:​

​There are three ways to submit your request.

  • By mail:
    Attn: Course Approval​
    Kentucky Board of Dentistry
    312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 101
    Louisville, KY 40222
  • By fax:
    (502) 429-7282
    Attention: Course Approval
  • By email: