John R. Kasich, GovernorConstance F. Clark, RDH, President Ashok Das, DDS, Vice PresidentHarry N. Kamdar, MBA, Executive Director
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.
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.
Notification: Once you register and start your online application, you will need to select the application and then the application type:
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
(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
eLicense Ohio Portal
Fee: $144.00 – if Retired Status
$183.00 – if Expired Status
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
Additional Forms if Applicable
application fee of twenty five dollars.
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 Teaching Licenses are subject to yearly renewal. The nonrefundable fee for the license is $73.
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
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
Permissible Practices for Dental Hygienist