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Dental Lab Registration Renewal Now Open

All dental laboratory registrations issued by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry expire on July 31 of each ​year. Dental labs that wish to continue doing business in Kentucky must renew their registration before then. Click on link below to open the renewal portal.​ 

Notice of Revisions to Dental Administrative Regulations​

Kentucky's regulatory agencies are required by law to update their administrative regulations at least every seven years. The Board of Dentistry's most recent regulatory action involves 201 KAR 8:533REG (proposed revision filed Jan. 2024). This regulation covers the various licensing processes for dentists in Kentucky, including qualifications for initial licensure as well as license renewal and reinstatement. ​The proposed revisions will mostly affect new applicants, not existing ​licensees. ​

Mandatory e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances in Effect

As part of the Kentucky Controlled Substances Act, KRS 218A.182 requires electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), meaning that with few exceptions, paper prescriptions are no longer allowed. This applies to practitioners regardless of practice size, quantity of prescriptions issued, or type of charting system. Prescribers can choose to purchase a standalone prescribing solution or one associated with an electronic health record (EHR) servi​ce. For more information, visit the KASPER page or contact the Help Desk.​



New Applicant Status Updates

Click on the button below to download the status update for new dentist and dental hygienist license applicants.



​​​​​​​​​About the Board of Dentistry

The Kentucky Board of Dentistry is a state agency governed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It's mission is to protect the public by licensing qualified dental health professionals and regulating the practice of dentistry through administration of the Dental Practice Act. The Board is self-supporting and receives no outside government appropriations. 

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