Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.
An applicant who has earned a dental degree from a program located outside of the United States may qualify for dental hygienist license provided the applicant has:
Graduated from a dental school located outside the United States and received the degree of doctor of dental medicine or surgery, or its equivalent;
Successfully completed the National Board of Dental Hygiene Examination;
Successfully completed one of the following clinical performance examinations:
The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (formerly NERB);
Council of Interstate Testing Agencies;
Southern Regional Testing Agency;
Central Regional Dental Testing Service;
Western Regional Examining Board;
Is enrolled in a dental hygiene program in Connecticut accredited by the Commission on Dental Education and has successfully completed not less than one year of clinical training in a community health center affiliated with and under the supervision of the accredited dental hygiene program.
Official verification directly from the educational institution, verifying the award of a dental degree;
Official report of National Board Dental Hygiene Examination scores;
Official report of successful completion of a regional board examination as outlined above;
Verification directly from the Connecticut dental hygiene program confirming enrollment and completion of not less than one year of clinical training in a community health center affiliated with and under the supervision of the accredited dental hygiene program.
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 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
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1929