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Member Checklist: Renew Your License


Even-numbered years means it is time for license renewal for every dentist and hygienist in the state of Indiana. The process is straightforward, but it is important for dental professionals to know what is expected ahead of time.

Below is a checklist of everything you need to know to ensure your license and continuing education requirements are in -line for the renewal period:

> Did you receive your online renewal notice? Most dentists and hygienists received an email notice of the March 1 deadline. Notifications are no longer automatically mailed. If you have not received your notice, contact the ISBD as soon as possible (links at

Do you have continuing education certificates for courses you’ve taken to earn your required credits? Dentists must have 20 hours, and hygienists must have 14 hours. It’s important to note that the Board will be auditing 10% of licensees’ CE records this year.

Are you counting no more than five hours of practice management continuing education toward your renewal? Neither dentists nor hygienists may count more than five practice management CE hours toward the requirement.

Do you have the required amount of clinical CE credit hours? At least 15 hours are required for dentists, and nine hours for hygienists.

Do you have two required CE hours for Indiana-specific Ethics, Jurisprudence and Professional Responsibility? If not, this requirement can be fulfilled conveniently through our self-study ethics issue of the Journal Indiana Dental Association, or through our last-minute ethics courses. Visit for more information.

Are all of your CE hours appropriately credentialed? The Board recognizes CE hours that are certified by ADA CERP, AGD PACE, the Indiana University School of Dentistry, the Indiana Dental Association, a local dental society of the IDA or a Board-approved study club. Be sure your CE counts toward licensure renewal.

Is your dental study club approved by the Board? Has your study club renewed its approval? All Indiana study clubs are required to renew each renewal cycle (see 

Have you renewed with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (see Online renewal is an easy process.

Did you know, for future licensing renewals, half of your continuing education will need to be live? Make note of this change as you begin accruing credit hours toward your 2014 licensure renewal.

If you have specific questions about your license renewal you can call the Indiana State Board of Dentistry at 317.234.2054 or the IDA central office at 800.562.5646.
  • Feel free to email the State Board of Dentistry (Click Here).

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