How to get licensed

Dental health professionals must apply for and renew their licenses with the Department of Health. The Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Dentistry ensures that all dentists and dental hygienists practicing in Rhode Island meet the requirements for licensure and comply with the applicable conditions and regulations of the law.

Continuing Education/Training

Lectures on Dental Fields for College-level Students

The Oral Health Program, in cooperation with local dentists, will have a series on dental fields for students at Rhode Island's colleges and universities. The plan is to have pizza and social time in the half-hour between the presentations.

March 1 is "rain/snow make-up date". Students must register. The links above are to the registration page. Registration closes 3 days prior to the event.

Continuing Education Opportunities for Dental Professionals

Recommended Best Practices

Managing Pain After Dental Surgery

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Register with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) . Check the PDMP each time you dispense/prescribe a controlled substance to help prevent fraudlent prescriptions from being filled. This will also help identify suspected pharmacy/doctor "shopping."

Contact us for PDMP support.

Safe Opioid Prescribing

Board of Examiners in Dentistry