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The Board of Dental Examiners will meet on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom to vote on granting license applications from this year’s UAB graduates. Contact brad@dentalboard.org to view the meeting

The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama was established to ensure that every dentist and dental hygienist practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The practice of these professions is a privilege granted by the State. The Board of Dental Examiners is responsible for licensure, monitoring and ensuring the safe practice of dentists and dental hygienists in their service to the people of Alabama.





The period for public comment for the proposed amendments to the following rule has passed, and no comments were received. The Board will vote on whether to adopt the amendments at its June 11, 2020 meeting:

Rule 270-X-2.-17

Criteria for On-Site Inspection for the Use of General Anesthesia and Parenteral/Moderate Sedation


The following Rule Amendment became effective April 23, 2020: 

Rule 270-X-4.-04

Mandatory Continuing Education for Dentists and Dental Hygienists


   The following Rule Amendment became effective September 9, 2018:

Rule 270-X-2.-23

Risk and Abuse Mitigation Strategies by Prescribing Dentists 

Information Updates and Links


May 18, 2020 Emergency Meeting Summary 


ADHP Instructor Certification Course

The Board and the ADHP will conduct an Instructor Certification course via Zoom on Saturday, June 6, from 10 A.M. to noon. Please print and complete the 7-page application/test and mail to our office along with the course fee of $75. Include your email address as well in order to receive an invitation to the course. The deadline to sign up for the course is Friday, May 29 (postmark).

This is expected to be the last class before the 2020-2021 ADHP class begins. If you are sponsoring a student in this year’s program, you must sign up for this class. If you are not sponsoring a student, you may simply ask gina@dentalboard.org for a link to view the IC training.


UAB Hygiene Infiltration Classes

Please contact the UAB Continuing Education Dept. to register for classes.


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