Law & Rules

The Ohio State Dental Board enforces state and federal laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry. Use the options below to access the latest versions of these laws and regulations:

Dental Practice Act, 2018
Ohio Revised Code
Ohio Administrative Code


FAQs for Continuing Education

Proposed New Administrative Rule

The Ohio State Dental Board (Board) has posted draft rules for comment.  As part of the public participation process, the Board solicits and encourages input from affected organizations and individuals.

The proposed new rule is as follows:

Additionally, Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly requires state agencies, including the Board, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by SB 2), and provide opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules.

If you wish to comment on the proposed rule changes at this time, please submit your comments and include the rule number in the “Subject” line to dental.board@dental.ohio.gov AND copy the Common Sense Initiative Office (CSI) on your e-mail at csipubliccomments@governor.ohio.gov .

The deadline for public comment for purposes of CSI is at the end of business on Friday, May 18, 2018.

The Board anticipates holding a public hearing on the proposed rule in July 2018, at which time the public will be provided further opportunity to provide comment on the rule to the Board.