Dental Board

News and Announcements

Certification and/or Verification of License

Effective October 1, 2018 the Ohio State Dental Board will no longer provide written letters of good standing, certification and/or verification of licensure letters for any licensee seeking licensure in another state.

All requests for letters of good standing, certification and/or verification will now be completed by the requestor via the online eLicense portal:  This real-time, online verification will replace all printed letters of good standing, certification and/or verification of licensure letters. 

All State Dental Boards were notified of this change via email on 9/26/2018. Please direct any State Dental Board requesting a letter of good standing, certification and/or verification of licensure directly to this link.

Please contact our office at (614) 466-2580 if you have any questions.

Radiographer/Dental X-ray Machine Operator

Please disregard the auto-generated 90-day Renewal Notices if  you have already renewed your certificate as of 10/2/2018.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause anyone.  You can check your status on the portal by clicking on "Verify a License", to confirm your updated expiration date.

E-Bulletin (May 2018)



Please be advised that the Ohio State Dental Board passed a motion at the March 7th, 2018 meeting to temporarily suspend the enforcement of the Board’s specialty designation (4715-5-04) and advertising (4715-13-05) rules until such time that the Board has amended said rules.  Please note that not any dentist may claim to be a specialist and advertise as such.  Until the Board revises said rules and the revisions become effective, a dentist may advertise as a specialist if he/she has completed an accredited program in a specialty currently recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) or is a diplomate of a national certifying board of a specialty currently recognized by the ADA or is a diplomate of a certifying board of a specialty currently recognized by the American Board of Dental Specialties (ABDS).  It is anticipated that the Board will vote to amend said rules in the near future.

** UPDATE** Newly Adopted and Amended Rules effective 8/31/17


The Dental Board adopted the new and amended rules on Opioid Prescribing. Effective on 8/31/17. 

E-Bulletin (November 2017)


Step by Step registration on eLicense Portal

Dental License

Renewal: $312.00 / Late Fee $127

Dental Hygiene License

Renewal: $144/ Late Fee: 39.00

Radiographer Certificate


Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary



The State of Ohio has recently converted to a new licensure system, you will need to register in eLicense before you can start the renewal process. You will need the following information:

- Navigate to

- Choose Login / Create an Account

- Click the I Have a License button

You will need the following to register:

- Security Code (sent to you by the Dental Board)

- Email

- Social Security Number

- Date of Birth

- Create/confirm a unique password

*** If you need to update and notify us of your email address, email ***


 Once on your Dashboard:

Find the license you wish to renew

Click the Options button on that license tile

Choose Renew from the dropdown options

Be sure to update your profile and contact information

Access your shopping cart to pay renewal fees with a credit card

An automated email will be sent to you once you have successfully completed the renewal application and paid the required fee. If you have questions or need assistance, please e-mail


License Verification of Staff

We would like to commend all those dentists that are ensuring their dental auxiliary staff have an active and current license to practice.  This small but critical action is helping the profession be proactive in ensuring that all employees in a dental office are in compliance with the Dental Board laws and rules in terms of being able to legally practice in Ohio.

Along these lines, the Dental Board is requesting all other dentists to kindly do the same as soon as possible but not later than August 1, 2017. 

Listed below is a quick step-by-step process for accomplishing this task:

Step 1 - Please go to the eLicense Ohio portal at
Step 2 - Select Verify a License section 
Step 3 - Select Board Name - Dental Board
Step 4 - Enter First and Last Name or License Number 
Step 5 - Click Search
Step 6 – If employee has a current license then no further action is needed.  
Step 7 – If employee does not have a current license then please advise them to contact the Board office immediately.  Please verify again within 30 days to determine if employee now has a current and active license.  If employee is still out of compliance then please contact the Board office

As you may be aware, the Board currently issues licenses, certificates, or registrations for the following list of dental auxiliaries:

Dental Hygienist
Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)
Coronal Polishing

From a best-practice perspective, you should verify your staff’s licensure status upon hiring, and no less than annually to ensure current and active licensure at all times. 

Although it is the responsibility of the licensee to make sure their credentials are current, the employer shares this responsibility.  As you may already be aware, the Board can take administrative action against anyone practicing on an expired license, certificate or registration and/or may refer these matters to law enforcement.

Thank you for your time and support in this important matter as we work together in ensuring that the profession is protected along with its consumers.

eLicense will be unavailable June 11,12, and 16

This is a reminder that eLicense will be unavailable between 9:00 PM, Sunday, June 11th and 5:00 AM Monday, June 12th for scheduled maintenance.  It will also be unavailable from 6:00 PM, Friday, June 16th to 8:00 AM, Monday, June 19th for scheduled maintenance.


Proposed New and Amended Rules on Opioid Prescribing

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 and amended rules are as follows:


  • 4715-3-01 Definitions

    • One rule regarding amending the definitions for prescribing terms.

  • 4715-6 Review of Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System

    • One rule regarding prescribing of opioid analgesics for acute pain.


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 numbers you wish to comment on in the “Subject” line to AND copy the Common Sense Initiative Office (CSI) on your e-mail at .


The deadline for public comment for purposes of CSI is at the end of business on Friday, May 26, 2017.