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ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE FOR IDAHO INITIAL LICENSURE ONLY.

ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL

If you previously held an Idaho license, do NOT use the Online Application Portal link. Instead, please contact the Board via email (sbd-info@dopl.idaho.gov) for instructions for submitting a new application. 

TO CHECK APPLICATION STATUS, CLIKE HERE.

For persons seeking licensure in Idaho please review the Dentist/Dental Specialist Licensure Methods and Requirements.

CLINICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS APPLYING BY EXAMINATION:
Examinations taken after 04/01/2022 must include the following clinical components:

-Patient-based or Manikin operative section

-Patient-based or Manikin periodontal section

-Simulated endodontic section

-Simulated prosthodontic section

-A written competency examination

Exams taken prior to 04/01/2022, the Board will accept a manikin-based exam in lieu of a patient-based operative exam, and WREB’s CTP exam in lieu of the patient-based periodontal examination.

The following clinical examinations were accepted prior to 2018 and must have included a periodontal section:

-WREB

-CRDTS

-CDCA

-CITA accepted for years 2016-2017

The following applications are fillable PDF’s. You may need to download a PDF Viewer. Information on how to submit this application via email is detailed within each application. 

As a member of the US Armed Forces, an honorably discharged veteran, or the spouse of an active member or veteran, you are entitled to application expediting. There is a military declaration in the online application if you are filing for this entitlement. 

IF YOU RECEIVE AN ERROR MESSAGE WHEN PAYING FOR YOUR APPLICATION OR YOU QUESTION WHETHER A PAYMENT HAS GONE THROUGH, DO NOT TRY MULTIPLE TIMES. HAVE THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR CC READY AND CONTACT THE BOARD OFFICE TO VERIFY THE PAYMENT WAS OR WAS NOT RECEIVED. 

For persons seeking licensure in Idaho please review the Dental Hygienists Licensure Methods and Requirements.

All dental hygiene applicants for licensure by examination or by credentials in Idaho must have successfully completed a board approved clinical examination and written and clinical local anesthesia examination. As of 04/01/2022 the board will accept manikin clinical hygiene examinations. Clinical hygiene examinations taken prior to 04/01/2022 must have been patient based. 

The following applications are fillable PDF’s. You may need to download a PDF Viewer. Information on how to submit this application via email is detailed within each application. 

As a member of the US Armed Forces, an honorably discharged veteran, or the spouse of an active member or veteran, you are entitled to application expediting. There is a military declaration in the online application if you are filing for this entitlement. 

IF YOU RECEIVE AN ERROR MESSAGE WHEN PAYING FOR YOUR APPLICATION OR YOU QUESTION WHETHER A PAYMENT HAS GONE THROUGH, DO NOT TRY MULTIPLE TIMES. HAVE THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR CC READY AND CONTACT THE BOARD OFFICE TO VERIFY THE PAYMENT WAS OR WAS NOT RECEIVED.

For persons seeking licensure in Idaho as a Dental Therapist, please review the document Dental Therapists Licensure Methods and Requirements.

For information regarding dental therapy licensure requirements please contact the Board at (208) 334-2369 or submit an email to sbd-info@isbd.idaho.gov.

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