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Outage eLicense Ohio

August 19th to August 22nd (Friday to Monday)
Continuous outage from 6:00 pm Friday until 8:00 am on Monday

GCOAT Continuing Education Credit

Attached is the list of dentist that have completed and earned two (2) credit hours of C.E.   

Weekly Update: 
As of August 12, 2016

Last day to file paper applications: August 10, 2016

If you are submitting a new application, please submit your paper application by the end of the day on August 10, 2016.  This will help prevent your application from getting delayed due to transition from the old elicensing system to the new elicensing system.

Special Note: The Board will be unable to issue any licenses between August 15, 2016-August 19, 2016, while we transition to the new elicensing system.  We apologize for the inconvenience and we will make every effort to ensure that applications are processed timely once the new system goes live on August 22, 2016.

Once the new system launches on August 22, 2016, all applications and renewals will need to be completed online.  The Board will no longer be accepting paper applications and paper checks once the new elicensing system is active.

If you have any questions, please contact the Board at (614) 466-2580 or email us at

A Message from the Director

A Message from the Director

This marks a historic point in our journey as we increasingly leverage technology, embrace innovation, recalibrate to a customer-focused business model and drive toward service excellence in dentistry for all Ohioans.  Periodic enhancements will be made to this website so keep your feedback coming to

I would be remiss if I did not thank our staff and Board members for their due diligence with this project.  Special thanks to Erica Pleiman for her relentless effort and to Ann Aquillo for her guidance. 

In pursuit of excellence,

Harry Kamdar, M.B.A.
Executive Director

Deadline extended to receive C.E. credit

We have extended the deadline for the opioid video to Aug 31, 2016.

A joint letter to dentists from OSDB and ODA: Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team

Deadline extended to receive C.E. credit for completing acute prescribing video exercise. - We have extended the deadline for the opioid video to Aug 15th. 

View the attachment for the full letter.

Friendly alert for License Renewals for Dentist - DEA and OARRS registration

ORC 4715.14(2)(a) states in relevant part: … “in the case of a licensee seeking registration who prescribes or personally furnishes opioid analgesics or benzodiazepines, as defined in section 3719.01 of the Revised Code, the licensee shall certify to the board whether the licensee has been granted access to the drug database established and maintained by the state board of pharmacy pursuant to section 4729.75 of the Revised Code.

The requirement in division (A)(2)(a) of this section does not apply if any of the following is the case: (i) The state board of pharmacy notifies the state dental board pursuant to section 4729.861 of the Revised Code that the licensee has been restricted from obtaining further information from the drug database. (ii) The state board of pharmacy no longer maintains the drug database. (iii) The licensee does not practice dentistry in this state.”