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Dental Hygienist Licensure Requirements

 

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window.

 

An applicant for licensure must meet the following eligibility requirements:

 

Graduated from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited dental hygiene program;

 

Successfully complete the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination;

 

Successfully complete one of the following clinical performance examinations: 

 

The Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Commission on Dental Competency Assessments Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window;

 

Council of Interstate Testing Agencies Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window;

 

Southern Regional Testing Agency Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window;

 

Central Regional Dental Testing Service Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window;

 

Western Regional Examining Board; Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window

 

Documentation Requirements

 

Applicants should arrange for submission of the following documentation directly to this office from the source:

 

An official transcripts of dental hygienist education, verifying the award of the degree in dental hygiene;

 

An official report for National Board scores;

 

An official report of successful completion of a regional board examination as outlined above.

 

Verification of all license held, current or expired, sent from each state or territory in which you have ever held a license.  Most states charge a fee for this service.  Please contact each state or territory for fee information.

 

A competed application and fee in the amount of $150.00.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window to apply online.

 

All supporting documentation should be sent to:

 

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Dental Hygienist Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134 

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Fax: (860) 707-1929

Email: dph.dentalteam@ct.gov