Licensure Information
For the most up-to-date information, please contact:

Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
4205 North 7th Avenue, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 242-1492
Email:
Information@AZDentalBoard.us
Website:
www.azdentalboard.us

LICENSURE BY CREDENTIAL
                
1.  Applicant must be a graduate from a CODA accredited dental hygiene program.
2.  Applicant must have successfully passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.
3.  Applicant must have successfully passed a Board approved state or regional clinical examination. 
4.  The applicant must successfully pass a jurisprudence examination on the Arizona Revised Statutes and Arizona Administrative Code.
5.  The applicant must be compliant with continuing education requirements in the state that they are currently licensed.
6.  The applicant must present proof of current CPR certification.
7.  The applicant must have experienced at least 1000 hours as a practicing hygienist in the two years prior to their application date.  Practice may include employment as an RDH in a public health setting, or as an educator at an ADA accredited dental program.
8.  Applicants who are, or have been, licensed as a dental hygienist in any other states must contact those states in order to provide official verification of license status to the Board.
9.  Applicants who are, or have been, licensed as a dental hygienist in any other states must submit a self-query report from the National Practitioner Data Bank.  Please refer to Board's website for further information.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
  •   A 50% reduced licensure fee is available for applicants who agree to work in underserved areas, Health Professional Shortage Areas or facilities that care for underserved populations (must be approved by Board).  Applicants must commit to a three-year contract and submit a contract or employment verification statement to the board annually (by December 31).
  •   If the dental hygiene applicant is not currently licensed in any jurisdiction or has been licensed for less than six months, the applicant's dental hygiene school must submit a letter of endorsement to confirm the applicant's graduation.
LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION                
1.  Applicant must be a graduate from a CODA accredited dental hygiene program.
2.  Applicant must have successfully passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.
3.  Applicants must have successfully passed the WREB examination, or another Board approved clinical examination, within 5 years preceding the date of application.
4.  Applicant must present proof of current CPR certification.
5.  The applicant must successfully pass a jurisprudence examination on the Arizona Revised Statutes and Arizona Administrative Code.
6.  Applicants who are, or have been, licensed as a dental hygienist in any other states must contact those states in order to provide official verification of license status to the Board.
7.  Applicants who are, or have been, licensed as a dental hygienist in any other states must submit a self-query report from the National Practitioner Data Bank.  Please refer to Board's website for further information.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.  Licensees must acquire a minimum of 54 CEU's each triennial renewal period.  Refer to the Boards website for approved continuing education programs and activities.
2.  CEU's may be obtained by completion of Board approved self-study courses.
3.  A minimum of 4 CEU's must be earned in infectious disease and infectious disease control.

LOCAL ANESTHETIC ADMINISTRATION
Licensed RDH's may administer local anesthesia, provided the RDH has met the Board's educational and training requirements.  Please refer to the Board's website for requirements.

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Association Information
Arizona State Dental Hygienists' Association
PO Box 14411
Scottsdale Arizona 85267
480-595-0701
Email:
info@asdha.org
Website: http://www.asdha.org

Additional Resources for R.D.H Employment
Alabama Temporary Dental Employment Agencies
Dependable Dental Staffing, LLC.
325 E. Southern Ave. #114
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 219-5198
Fax: (480) 539-1667
http://www.ddsaz.com/

Desert Dental Staffing
4545 N. 36th Street, Suite 126
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-840-4703
Fax: 602-956-4868
http://desertdentalstaffing.com/

Princess Dental Staffing, LLC
8575 E. Princess Drive, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: 480.219.6244
Fax: 480.907.2444
http://www.princessdentalstaffing.com/

Sonoran Dental Services, LLC
P.O. Box 11882
Glendale, AZ 85318-1882
Phone: (602) 989-6191
Fax: (623) 594-4576
http://sonorandentalservices.com/