Obtaining a Rhode Island Dental License:

Types of applications for Rhode Island Dentistry:

Certified Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant
Dental Anesthesia Facility
Dental Hygienist
Dental Volunteer
Dentist – Limited
Public Health Dental Hygienist
X-Ray Dental Facility

All applications can also be found on the Rhode Island Department of Health website: https://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=251

Applications and Required Documents can be submitted to Raquel Barrera, Assistant Health Program Administrator at:

Center for Professional Boards and Licensing
3 Capitol Hill Room 104
Providence, RI 02908-5097
P: (401) 222-1109

* Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing once all the required documents have been received

Required Documents:

1. Official Dental School transcript - must be submitted directly by the school to RIDOH
2. Official copy of the National Board Scores - must be submitted directly by the American Dental Association (ADA) (312) 440-25003.
3. Official copy of the Regional or State Board examination results - Must be sent directly from the licensing board to the RIDOH
4. Copy of current Drivers License/State ID
5. A current certification from an approved course in Basic Cardiac Life Support, (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
6. Self-Query from the National Practitioner Data Bank

Application Fees can be found on the Rhode Island Department of Health website located HERE