Online License Renewal
During the Legislative sessions of 2021 and 2022 two bills, Senate Bill 1013 and Senate Bill 1240 respectively, passed and were signed into law to amend the Board's renewal date from 6/30 every third year to the licensees' birth month every third year. The first bill change it from 6/30 to birthdate, while the second bill "cleaned-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 third year to the licensee's birth month every third year. 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 licensee/certificate holder 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. Your renewal application must also affirm that you attended the minimum hours of recognized continuing education.
Triennial Renewal Fees
- On November 4, 2022, and in accordance with its discretion in A.R.S. §§ 32-1236, 32-1276.02, 32-1287 and 32-1297.06, the Board voted and approved of the following renewal fees:
- Dentist is $510.00;
- Hygienist is $255.00;
- Denturist is $233.00; and
- Late fee is $100 (only applied if the licensee fails to submit BOTH the renewal application and applicable renewal fee by the last day of the month following your birth month).
- 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 below.
Please note: Payment alone DOES NOT constitute the renewal of your license.
DENTIST RENEWAL APPLICATION - Online Submission
HYGIENIST RENEWAL APPLICATION - Online Submission
DENTURIST RENEWAL APPLICATION - Online Submission
RENEWAL PAYMENT - Online Payment (Visa or MasterCard)
CONTINUING EDUCATION EXTENSION REQUEST - Download and save to your computer in order to sign and submit or attach to your Renewal Application, if necessary. If you are submitting apart from your renewal application, please follow the same instructions and once saved, please attach the request to an email submitted to [email protected].
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 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 late 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, then 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.
What's Considered Live CE
The Board and its staff is often asked, "How many CE hours can [I] take online?". A better phrased question is, "How many CE hours can I take as self-study?". It's important to note that all licensees are limited to a maximum number of CE hours of self-study courses pursuant to A.A.C. R4-11-1209(B). However, it's not just self-study hours that are limited. The limitations for each profession are listed below and are applied to any combination of CE courses as listed in A.A.C. R4-11-1209(A)(4).
1. Dentists no more than 21 hours;
2. Dental therapists, no more than 18 hours;
3. Dental hygienists, no more than 15 hours;
4. Denturists, no more than nine hours;
5. Retired or Restricted Permit Holder dentists, dental therapists, or dental hygienists, no more than two hours; and
6. Retired denturists, no more than two hours.
That being said, the key terms are online, self-study, virtual, live and in-person courses. Many of these terms do not prevent the professional from meeting their CE requirements.
Clearly, in-person means that you are attending a course with an instructor leading the course.
Self-study means that you are the one dictating the speed at which you are learning the material, and therefore, can finish the course on your terms and not the instructor's. Meaning that you can pause the material, take a break and then come back and proceed through the course where you left off.
Live courses do not mean in-person. Of course that's the norm and we've already established that in-person is definitely live. That being said, virtual courses, much like when the Board is conducting their board meetings virtually does not mean that the meeting isn't live; it most certainly is. It's just provided in a virtual format. The same is often true for online courses. So, for live and online courses - as long as the course is provided in real time and you cannot take a break and come back and proceed through the course where you left off, then it's considered a "live" course.
The real key terms are self-study and live. You are prevented from taking more than the limited hours (listed above) of self-study, but you are not prevented from taking as many virtual, online or in-person courses as long as they are in real time (live) and you are unable to stop/pause the instruction and finish the instruction later.
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 expiration month of your current renewal year;
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 (see page number 23 of the document).
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 - Download and save to computer in order to sign and submit or attach to the Initial/Renewal Application, if necessary.