Get Involved at the State Level

State dental boards establish licensing requirements for dental team members, determine scopes of practice for dental health care providers, and protect the public regarding oral health care issues. As the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs and interests of general dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) encourages its members to get AGD members appointed to the state dental board and to attend state dental board meetings. Please use the listing below to contact your state dental board or to access information about upcoming dental board meetings. If you need additional information, please contact the AGD Advocacy department at

Resources to Advocate at the State Level
Access the information you need to facilitate advocacy in government relations, public relations, professional relations and more.

CE Requirements
Follow the link below to view a listing of the 2015 CE requirements by state:
CE Requirements

State Dental Boards as an AGD Key Issue
Read about state dental boards as an AGD key issue. 

Find Out if Your Dental Board Accepts the AGD Transcript for Relicensure
The link below lists the status of acceptance of the AGD Transcript in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  
Current Status of Transcript Acceptance in 50 states

State Dental Boards – AGD Member Stats
The link below lists all the state dental board members and whether they are AGD members, current as of April 18, 2017.
State Dental Boards - AGD Member Stats

State Dental Board Contact Information

Alabama Board of Dental Examiners
Alaska Board of Dental Examiners
Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners
Dental Bureau of California
Colorado Board of Dental Examiners
Connecticut State Dental Commission
Delaware Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
District of Columbia Board of Dentistry
Florida Board of Dentistry
Georgia Board of Dentistry
Hawaii Board of Dental Examiners
Idaho State Board of Dentistry
Illinois Board of Dentistry
Indiana State Board of Dentistry
Iowa Dental Board
Kansas Dental Board
Kentucky Board of Dentistry
Louisiana State Board of Dentistry
Maine Board of Dental Practice
Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry
Michigan Board of Dentistry
Minnesota Board of Dentistry
Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners
Missouri Dental Board
Montana Board of Dentistry
Nebraska Board of Dentistry
Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners
New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners
New Jersey State Board of Dentistry
New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care
New York State Board for Dentistry
North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners
Ohio State Dental Board
Oklahoma Board of Dentistry
Oregon Board of Dentistry
Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry
Puerto Rico Board of Dental Examiners
Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Dentistry
South Carolina Board of Dentistry
South Dakota State Board of Dentistry
Tennessee Board of Dentistry
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
Utah Board of Dentists and Dental Hygienists
Vermont Board of Dental Examiners
Virginia Board of Dentistry
Washington Department of Health
West Virginia Board of Dental Examiners
Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board
Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners

Take Action

Protect your profession by speaking up and reaching out to your legislators.
Get Involved

Advocacy Resources

AGD has the resources to help you take action and protect the field of general dentistry and your patients.

How to Advocate

Federal Resources

State Resources

AGD Policies

View a full listing of AGD policies.