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Board of Dentistry Office Closed for Unscheduled Visits​

The office that houses the Boar​d of Dentistry recently suffered serious flooding from a broken sprinkler pipe, causing extensive damage to the building. Thankfully, no records were destroyed in the incident and all licensee files remain secure. Although the Board’s work continues, please be aware that minor delays ​may arise as we navigate this challenge. Incoming mail is being held at the post office where​ it is picked u​p three days a week. O​ther shipping services, like UPS and Fed Ex, can still deliver packages to the office but are not always received on the first attempt. If we are not able to answer the phone, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. Finally, due to safety concerns related to ongoing construction, as well as the fact that s​taff must occasionally work remotely, we ask that all office visits be scheduled in advance. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Dental Lab Renewal Now Open

The registration renewal portal for commercial dental laboratories is now open. All dental lab registrations issued by the ​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 the button below to access the renewal portal or visit the Dental Labs page for more information.

Registration N​​ow Required for Mobile Dentistry

The recently approved administrative regulation 201 KAR 8:601​ establishes requirement​s for operating as a mobile dentistry provider in Kentucky. Mobile dental facilities and portable dental unit​s must now register with the Board and follow certain patient protocols. For more information or to register a mobile facility/portable unit, visit the Mobile Dentistry page.

U​​​​​pdates to Administrative Regulations

The Board of Dentistry is required by law to review its regulations at least every seven years. Three of these regulations recently received final approval while two others are still in the review process:

201 KAR 8.016 - The regulation governing dental laboratories received minor edits to clarify existing language but no policy changes were made. Dental lab operators should not experience any changes as a result of this update.

201 KAR 8.520 - This regulation provide​s for the various monetary assessments issued by the Board. Aside from creating a small fee for charitable licenses, this new version keeps all other fees unchanged. The vast majority of licensees are unaffected by this change.

201 KAR 8.571 - Much like the dental laboratory rule, the administrative regulation for dental assistants was reviewed and lightly revised for clarity but no substantive changes were made from the previous version. ​

201 KAR 8.533 - This regulation covers the various licensing processes for dentists in Kentucky, including qualifications for initial licensure as well as license renewal and reinstatement. 201 KAR 8.533 is currently still in the review process, however, the public comment period is now closed. 

201 KAR 8.563 - Like the previous regulation, the licensing rules governing dental hygienists is also currently under revision. The public comment period is closed.​​




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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