December 22, 2021 – Commissioner’s order: Out of state licensed providers should read this memo from DPH Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD and note the list of professions authorized by the Commissioner’s order

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