Dental Hygienist

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The new system launched on August 22, 2016, all applications and renewals will need to be completed online.  The Board no longer accepts paper applications or paper checks since the new elicensing system is active.

The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for items for a Dental Hygienist on this website. If you have questions or concerns about the licensure process, contact us at licensing@den.ohio.gov or call 614-466-2580 and speak with our licensing coordinator

Please provide the necessary information/documentation required for processing your license application. You will be notified if any information/documentation is missing or not accepted.  Please allow up to 20 calendar days to process a complete application.

Dental Hygienist

 

Application

License Requirements: Ohio Administrative Code  4715-9-03  http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4715-9-03

Before You Start: Make sure you have the following items or the application will not allow you to advance. All applications must be complete before submission.

eLicense Ohio Portal
Fee: $147 (Even Year)
 $96 (Odd Year)

Notification:  Once you register and start your online application, you will need to select the application and then the application type:  

  • Examination - If you have ever taken and passed an accepted Regional Board examination (NERB/CDCA, SRTA, CRDTS or WREB), then you must select Examination regardless of whether you have an out-of-state-license.
  • Out-of-State - Reciprocity - You must possess a current license in good standing from another state for five (5) years immediately preceding this application and have never successfully passed a Regional Board examination. 

Documents required to be uploaded: 
  • Official Transcripts with graduation date;
  • Certificate of Dental Hygiene Program-signed after graduation date (link provided); or 
  • A Letter from school with Seal-signed after graduation date 
  • National Board Score Card - If you need this document, please contact the National Board at 312-440-2678.
  • Regional Board Exam Results with scores if you are applying via Examination.
  • Out-of-state License Certification if you have never taken any Regional Board examination.
  • Supporting documentation for any affirmative answers related to Background Questions - This should include a personal detailed summary of the situation and any supporting documentation (ex. Medical records and/or court documents indicating the charges and disposition).  
  • Medical Report completed within six months of application.
  • Proof of Hepatitis B immunity  - This should be an immunization record showing proof of all three shot dates completed or a positive Hepatitis B antibodies titer.
  • Jurisprudence Exam - You will need to upload only the completed answer sheet with notary section
Documents required to be sent directly to the Board
AND
  • All Certification letters from any other states in which you have held or currently hold a license to practice dentistry.  Certification/Verification letters should be sent directly to the Ohio State Dental Board:
  • e-mail: licensing@den.ohio.gov
  • U.S. Mail: 77 South High Street, 17th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6135

Additional Form if Applicable:

 

Continuing Education

4715.25 CONTINUING EDUCATION.
(A) Every person licensed to practice as a dental hygienist and required to register with the state dental board shall certify to the board at the time of applying for a renewal of registration that in the two-year period preceding the registration period for which renewal is sought the registrant completed a minimum of twenty-four hours of continuing dental hygiene education. Certification shall be made upon the application for registration prescribed by the board pursuant to section 4715.24 of the Revised Code.

(B) (1) The board shall apply toward the satisfaction of a registrant’s continuing dental hygiene education requirement any of the following courses that the registrant completed:
(a) The basic life-support training course required by section 4715.251 of the Revised Code;
(b) Any course required by statute or rule of the board for registration;
(c) Any course required by statute or rule of the board as a condition of performing a particular function;
(d) Any other course that the board determines acceptable.
(2) In the case of a registrant whose license was reinstated under section 4715.242 of the Revised Code, the board shall apply toward the satisfaction of the registrant’s continuing dental hygiene education requirement any course that the board applied toward the continuing dental hygiene education requirement for reinstatement of the license if the course was completed during the two-year period immediately preceding the registration period for which renewal is sought.

(C) Continuing education programs may be developed and offered to dental hygienists by any of the following agencies or organizations:
(1) National, state, district, or local dental hygienists’ associations affiliated with the American dental hygienists’ association;
(2) National, state, district, or local dental associations affiliated with the American dental association or national dental association;
(3) Accredited dental hygiene colleges or schools;
(4) Accredited dental colleges or schools;
(5) Other organizations, schools, paraprofessional programs, or agencies approved by the state dental board.
(D) A licensed dental hygienist shall retain in the dental hygienist’s records for a period of at least four years such receipts, vouchers, or certificates as may be necessary to document completion of continuing education programs. With cause, the board may request such documentation from licensed dental hygienists, and the board may request such documentation from licensed dental hygienists at random without cause.

(E) The board may excuse licensed dental hygienists, as a group or as individuals, from all or any part of the requirements of this section because of an unusual circumstance, emergency, or special hardship.

(F) Failure to comply with the requirements of this section constitutes a failure to renew registration pursuant to section 4715.24 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 01-01-1992; 8/31/2010

Continuing Education Log
Continuing Education Extension Request  

Reinstatement of Dental Hygiene

 

Requirements

4715.242 REINSTATEMENT
(A) A dental hygienist who is temporarily retired pursuant to section 4715.241 of the Revised Code may submit a written request to the state dental board at any time for reinstatement of the dental hygienist’s license. The board shall reinstate the license if the dental hygienist does both of the following:
(1) Pays the biennial registration fee established under section 4715.24 of the Revised Code for the period that includes the day on which the temporary retirement is to cease;
(2) Provides the board satisfactory evidence that the dental hygienist, during the two-year period immediately preceding the date that the dental hygienist submitted the written request for license reinstatement, completed a minimum of twenty-four hours of continuing dental hygiene education in accordance with division (B) of this section.

(B) The completion of continuing dental hygiene education required under division (A)(2) of this section is subject to division (D) of section 4715.25 of the Revised Code. The continuing education programs may be developed and offered to dental hygienists by any of the agencies or organizations described in division (C) of section 4715.25 of the Revised Code. The board may excuse dental hygienists, as a group or as individuals, from all or any part of the requirements of division (A)(2) of this section because of an unusual circumstance, emergency, or special hardship.

(C) The state dental board shall register each dental hygienist whose license is reinstated under this section. The registration expires at the end of the registration period during which the license is reinstated.

Effective Date: 8/31/2010

Application

Before You Start: Make sure you have the following items or the application will not allow you to advance. All applications must be complete before submission.

eLicense Ohio Portal

Fee: $144.00 – if Retired Status
 $183.00 – if Expired Status

UPLOADS:
Medical Report
Proof of Hepatitis B immunity (immunization records or antibodies titer)
Proof of 24 hours of continuing education
Current CPR Certification through the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or the American Safety and Health Institute

Jurisprudence Exam - You will need to upload only the completed answer sheet with notary section

Documents required to be sent directly to the Board

AND

  • All Certification letters from any other states in which you have held or currently hold a license to practice dentistry.  Certification/Verification letters should be sent directly to the Ohio State Dental Board:
  • e-mail: licensing@den.ohio.gov
  • U.S. Mail: 77 South High Street, 17th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6135

‚ÄčAdditional Forms if Applicable

Oral Health Access Supervision Permit

 

Requirements

Oral Health Access Supervision Program Permit
4715.363 Application for Permit; Dental Hygienist. 

(A) A dental hygienist who desires to participate in the oral health access supervision program shall apply to the state dental
board for a permit to practice under the oral health access supervision of a dentist. The application shall be under oath, on a
form prescribed by the board in rules adopted under section 4715.372 of the Revised Code, and accompanied by an

application fee of twenty five dollars.


      (B) The applicant shall provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has done all of the following:
(1)   Completed at least one year and attained a minimum of one thousand five hundred hours of experience in the practice
       of dental hygiene;
(2)   Completed at least twenty-four hours of continuing dental hygiene education during the two years prior to submission
       of the application;
(3)   Completed a course pertaining to the practice of dental hygiene under the oral health access supervision of a dentist
       that meets standards established in rules adopted under section 4715.372 of the Revised Code;
(4)   Completed, during the two years prior to submission of the application, a course pertaining to the identification and
       prevention of potential medical emergencies that is the same as the course described in division (C)(2) of section
       4715.22 of the Revised Code.

      (C) The state dental board shall issue a permit to practice under the oral health access supervision of a dentist to a dental
hygienist who is in good standing with the board and meets all of the requirements of divisions (A) and (B) of this section.

Application

Before You Start: Make sure you have the following items or the application will not allow you to advance. All applications must be complete before submission.

eLicense Ohio Portal

Fee: $25.00

Mailing Address: Address where official Board correspondence will be mailed 
Public Address: Address displayed on Public Licensee Lookup Page 
Employment History 
Education History 
Background Questions 

Required Uploads:

Proof of 1 Year and 1500 Hours of Experience (Letter from Employer(s))
Copies of 24 Hours of Continuing Education in Last 2 Years 
Approved Medical Emergencies Course Certificate 
Approved 8 Hour Oral Health Access Supervision Course Certificate
Valid Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa)

If Renewing: Oral Health Access Supervision Program Renewal Log

Limited Dental Hygiene Teaching License

 

Requirements

Dental Hygiene Limited Teaching Licenses

The Ohio State Dental Board (Board) may without examination issue a Limited Teaching License to a dentist or dental hygienist who is authorized to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in another state or country, and who has a full-time appointment to the faculty of the endorsing dental college or dental hygiene school. A person holding a limited teaching license may practice only in connection with programs operated by the endorsing dental college.

Limited Teaching Licenses are subject to yearly renewal. The nonrefundable fee for the license is $73.


The application must be certified by both the dean of the dental college, and the chairman of the department, or by the director of the dental hygiene school and a Criminal Records Check (BCI&I and FBI) completed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, must be submitted directly the the Board. Results shall be received by the board prior to the issuance of a license to practice. For information on obtaining a background check, you may go the their website: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Business/Services-for-Business/WebCheck/Webcheck-Community-Listing.

Pass a written jurisprudence examination on the Dental Practice Act, Chapter 4715. of the Ohio Revised Code. 

Application

Before You Start: Make sure you have the following items or the application will not allow you to advance. All applications must be complete before submission.

eLicense Ohio Portal

Fee: $73.00 

Mailing Address: Address where official Board correspondence will be mailed
Public Address: Address displayed on Public Licensee Lookup Page 
Employment History 
Education History 
Background Questions 

Required Uploads:

Certification of Dental Hygiene School-We will accept the following:  Official Transcripts w/ graduation date, Certificate of Dental Hygiene School-signed after graduation date (link provided), or a Letter from school with Seal-signed after graduation date
Certificate of Appointment to Dental Hygiene College
Out-of-State License Certification if applicable

Documents required to be sent directly to Board:
BCI/FBI Background Check

Valid Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa)

Dental Practice Act, 2017
Jurisprudence Exam and Answer Sheet 

CPR Sponsors/ 5 Year Refresher Course

COMPLETION OF BASIC LIFE-SUPPORT TRAINING COURSE. 

Each person licensed to practice as a dental hygienist and required to register with the state dental board shall, each time the person applies for renewal of registration beginning in 1995, be currently certified to perform basic life-support procedures by having successfully completed a basic life-support training course certified by the American red cross, the American heart association, or, if determined equivalent by the board, the American safety and health institute. An applicant for renewal of registration shall certify on the application for renewal of registration prescribed by the board under section 4715.24 of the Revised Code that the applicant possesses the certification required by this section. The board shall, not later than one hundred eighty days after the effective date of this amendment, determine whether basic life-support training certified by the American safety and health institute meets national standards. The board shall compare the training certified by the institute with the training certified by the American red cross and the American heart association and the training of instructors certified by the institute to the training of instructors certified by the American red cross and the American heart association. If the board determines that the training certified by the American safety and health institute meets national standards and is equivalent to the training certified by the American red cross and the American heart association, the board shall accept training certified by the American safety and health institute in fulfillment of the requirements of this section. Effective Date: 11-12-1992; 09-29-2007 

Approved CPR Sponsors: 
American Red Cross
The American Heart Association
The American safety and Health Institute

5 Year Refresher Course
Tri-County Dental Hygienist Association