The Legislature passed SB92, “An Act relating to dental hygienists, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygiene, and dentistry,” this past legislative session, and it went into effect August 29, 2012. Two provisions of this legislation immediately impact your Alaska dental licensing:
- Repeal of the dental specialty license (AS 08.36.244) and
- Reinstatement of a lapsed license being shortened from five years to two years (AS 08.36.250).
Existing specialty licenses will remain valid through December 2012. Current specialty license holders must use the new application form to become licensed by January 1, 2013. The form will be available November 30 and will be mailed to all current specialty license holders. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an electronic copy of this application.
Click here to read more information about how this legislation affects your dental license.
The Board of Dental
Examiners is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of six dentists, two dental
hygienists, and one public member. Board members are
appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.
adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the
practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in Alaska.
final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions
against people who violate licensing laws. The board
meets four times a year and offers a public comment
period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes
are available from the licensing examiner and will
be posted to this website once prepared.
by the Board
- a. General Dentistry
- b. Parenteral Sedation Permit
- c. General Anesthetic Permit
- d. Dental Hygienist
- e. Local Anesthetic Permit
f. Radiological Equipment Registration
g. Radiological Equipment Inspectors
may provide information on the regulation of the practice
of dentistry in other states.
Association of Dental Examiners
211 East Chicago Avenue
Telephone: (312) 642-2254
Western Regional Examining Board (WREB)
23460 N. 19th Ave., Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85027
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806