Online License Renewal
During the 2021 Legislative session, Senate Bill 1013 passed and was signed by the Governor with an effective date of 1/1/2022. Additionally, Senate Bill 1240 passed in the 2022 Legislative session to "clean-up" SB1013 by amending the language once again from birthday to birth month. What’s this mean to you? This new law amends the expiration date of all dental licenses from 6/30 every three years to the licensee's birth month every three years. A licensee's license expires 30 days after the licensee's birth month every third year. On or before the last day of the licensee's birth month every third year, every licensed dentist shall submit to the board a complete renewal application and pay a license renewal fee. Applications received or postmarked after the expiration date are required to pay the late penalty fee of $100. You must also affirm that you attended the minimum hours of recognized continuing education.
Triennial Renewal Fee - **CHANGING January 1, 2023**
- As you know, the Board's renewal fees have been free or reduced by 60% for the past five years due to a large fund balance. Additionally, and due to COVID and the many Executive Orders offered by the Governor, the Board used its discretion and waived all other fees during most of 2020 and part of 2021. The Board also waived the in-person CE requirement through December 2021.
- In accordance with A.R.S. §§ 32-1236, 32-1276.02, 32-1287 and 32- 1297.06, the Board voted and approved on November 4, 2022 to increase the current triennial renewal fee to match its rule amounts in A.A.C. R4-11-403. The increase will take effect January 1, 2023 and will affect any and all licensees whose birth month is January or thereafter - regardless of when you submit your renewal application.
- The NEW triennial renewal fee for a dentist is $510.00, a hygienist is $255.00 and a denturist is $233.00. We encourage you to visit the Board’s website to make the payment for the triennial renewal license when you renew. Please do not remit payment without also completing a renewal application.
Continuing Education and Late Fees
At its November 5, 2021 meeting, the Board voted to grant continuing education ("CE") extensions and late fee waivers until 6/30/2022 and 6/30/2023 for all renewal applicants whose birthdays are between 1/1/2022 - 6/30/2022 or 1/1/2023 - 6/30/2023, respectively. Therefore, you must still complete your renewal and make your renewal payment, but you will have until 6/30 of your respective year to complete your required CE and you will not incur a late fee penalty if you submit your required CE on or before 6/30 of your respective renewal year. Any renewal applicant who fails to submit a renewal application, fails to pay the renewal fee and/or fails to complete and submit the required CE on or before 6/30 of their respective renewal year will expire on 7/1 during the respective year. The receipt of any renewal application on 7/1 or thereafter, during the licensee's respective year, will also incur a late fee in addition to the renewal application fee.
Payment alone DOES NOT constitute the renewal of your license.
DENTIST RENEWAL APPLICATION - Online Submission (Please do NOT complete this renewal application if your birthday is on or before 8/31/2022. You will need to contact board staff at [email protected] or 602.242.1492 to request an earlier version.)
HYGIENIST RENEWAL APPLICATION - Online Submission (Please do NOT complete this renewal application if your birthday is on or before 8/31/2022. You will need to contact board staff at [email protected] or 602.242.1492 to request an earlier version.)
DENTURIST RENEWAL APPLICATION - Online Submission (Please do NOT complete this renewal application if your birthday is on or before 8/31/2022. You will need to contact board staff at [email protected] or 602.242.1492 to request an earlier version.)
RENEWAL PAYMENT - Online Payment (Visa or MasterCard)
CONTINUING EDUCATION EXTENSION REQUEST - Online Submission (No CE extension is required if your birthday falls between 1/1/2022 and 6/30/2022...see CE and late fee explanation above)
Please note, Board staff will contact you, in writing, if your renewal application is found to be incomplete. Once the Board processes your renewal application, Board staff will send you your license via regular U.S. Mail.
If your license has already been expired, then you may be reinstated by submitting a complete application within the 24-month period immediately following the expiration of your license with completion of the statutorily required CE, payment of the renewal fee and a $100 penalty fee. Reinstatement is as of the date of application and entitles the licensee to only the remainder of the applicable 3-year period. If you do not renew within the 24-month period, the you must reapply for a new license. Please do not use any link above to complete your renewal application. Please contact staff for the proper renewal application.
If you are disabled, please do not use any link above to complete your renewal application. Please contact staff for the proper renewal application.
Please feel free to contact the Board's office at 602.242.1492 or [email protected], if you have any questions.
The renewal application will no longer be provided to you to complete and return to the Board's office. ALL renewals are available in the above-referenced online format. Please use the online process to complete your renewal.
Preferred Web Browser
It is suggested that you use Google Chrome to complete your online renewal.
Continuing Education Affidavits
On your respective renewal application, please select one of the boxes regarding your continuing education (“CE”) and proceed to complete the CE affidavit.
If this is your first time renewing, then please check the box indicating that this is your first renewal, and therefore, no CE affidavit is required. If this is not your first time renewing, the please complete the continuing education ("CE") affidavit that pertains to your license classification.
Please follow the below DOs and DON'Ts of continuing education:
DO - Review the Board's rules or your respective affidavit on your CE requirements;
DO - Claim only the credit hours taken during the 36 months prior to your birthday of 2022;
DO - Enter the number of hours completed for each category on your affidavit. Please note: MOST categories have minimums, FEW, IF ANY, have maximums;
DO - Pay special attention to the self-study section of your affidavit and enter the number of self-study hours completed even if the number is zero (0). Self-study is defined in the Board's rules under A.A.C. R4-11-1209 (page 22 of the link).
DON'T - Claim more hours of self-study than allowed on your affidavit, which has already been tailored to the allowable limit;
DON'T - Throw away your documentation of attendance. The Board's rules require that you maintain your documentation for the most recently completed renewal period; and
DON'T - Wait until the last minute to request an extension for your CE requirements. Your extension request must be submitted along with your license renewal and must be received/postmarked on or before the last day of your birth month.
Statement of Citizenship
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1080, all applicants must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States. Further, A.R.S. § 41-1080 requires documentation of United States citizenship or compliant alien status. If your citizenship status has not changed since the submission of your initial application or your previous renewal, then no further documentation is required.
STATEMENT OF CITIZENSHIP - online submission