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Anesthesia & Sedation Public Hearing: Friday, Jan. 24

The Kentucky Board of Dentistry has filed a proposed revision to 201 KAR 8.550, an administrative regulation related to anesthesia and sedation. A public hearing on this amendment shall be held on Jan. 24, 10 a.m. (EDT) at the Board office. Any person who wishes to be heard at the meeting must notify our office in writing at least five workdays in advance. You may also submit written comments on the proposed amendment to Jeff Allen, Kentucky Board of Dentistry, 312 Whittington Pkwy, Ste 101, Louisville, KY 40222 or via email to Written comments should be submitted by Jan. 31, 2020.

Proposed Sedation Rule 

Nominations Being Accepted for Open Board Seat

The Kentucky Board of Dentistry is accepting nominations for an open Board seat to be appointed on July 1, 2020. To be eligible for a seat on the Board you must:

  • Have been a practicing dentist residing and licensed in the Commonwealth for at least the last five years;
  • Be in good standing with the Board and without disciplinary action in the past eight years (excluding private admonishment);
  • 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.

You must be nominated in writing by a Kentucky licensed dentist by close of business on Feb. 17. Nominations may be emailed to or mailed to KBD Nominations, 312 Whittington Pkwy, Ste 101, Louisville, KY 40222. 

Voting will open Feb. 25 and close on March 12. The top three names will be forwarded to the Governor's office for consideration.

2020-21 Dentist License Renewal

All dentist licenses not properly renewed or retired by Dec. 31, 2019 have expired. Dentists with expired licenses have until Jan. 31 to reinstate their license for the 2020-21 licensing cycle by clicking on the button below (late penalties apply). 

Dentist Reinstatement

New Applicant Status Updates

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

New Applicant Spreadsheet 


​​​​​​​​​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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