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Kentucky Board of Dentistry Nominations

Open Seats:  KBD will have 2 open Dentist seats and 1 open Hygienist seat


Beginning January 14 2019, the Kentucky Board of Dentistry (KBD) is accepting nominations for open seats or those to be vacated in July 2019.  Nominations will remain open until close of business February 18 2019.  To be eligible for a seat on the board you must:

  • Have been an actual resident and licensed practicing dentist of the Commonwealth for not less than five (5) years immediately preceding his or her appointment to the board;
  • Be in good standing with the board;
  • Not have been disciplined by the board in the past eight (8) years {note a private admonishment shall not count as discipline};
  • Not receive compensation from or have a financial interest in any dental college or dental department of any institution of learning, dental supply business, or any entity over which the board has regulatory authority or sets standards for.

 To be Eligible for Dentist election, you must be nominated by any licensed dentist in the Commonwealth and all nominations must be in writing. To be Eligible for Hygienist election, you must be nominated by any licensed hygienist in the Commonwealth and all nominations must be in writing. 

Nominations may be presented in either letter or email and addressed Attention: Board Nomination.

Email @ KBD@KY.Gov 

US Mail Letter:  Kentucky Board of Dentistry 312 Whittington Pkwy Suite 101 Louisville KY 40222 

Important Dates:

  • Open nomination January 14 2019
  • Closing Date for nomination February 18, 2019 {@ close of Business 4:30 PM}
  • Nominations will be reviewed to insure each individual meets required qualifications.
  • Election Opens Monday February 25 2019 and will close end of business Wednesday March 6 2019.
  • The results will be announced at the March 16 2019 board meeting.
  • The names of the top three vote recipients for each position will be forwarded to Boards and Commissions and the Governor's office for consideration.


Important note: The seats will be filled on or before the July meeting if appointments are complete.

Open Seats:  KBD will have 2 open dentist seats and 1 open hygienist seat


​​​​​​​​​About the Board of Dentistry

The Kentucky Board of Dentistry is an agency governed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Board is a separate and distinct entity from any professional association. The main purpose of the Board is to protect the public by administering the Dental Practice Act and regulating the dental profession. The Board is self-supporting and receives no general tax appropriation. It is funded through fees assessed for licensing its dental professionals.

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