NYS Office of Professions
Upon graduation from the program and after achieving a minimum score of 75 on both the National Dental Hygiene Examination and both parts of the NERB Examination, the student must complete and submit an application for NYS licensure. Applications and a $120.00 registration fee are submitted to the NYS Education Department, Office of Professions. The candidate will renew this license every three (3) years and must be capable of showing verification of 24 hours of continuing education courses during that three year period.
- The applicant must be a US citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residency in the US.
- The applicant must be of good moral character. Anyone convicted of a crime or who has committed an act which raised question as to his/her moral character will be subjected to review by the state. The department strongly encourages anyone with a prior conviction to contact the Office of Professional Discipline prior to applying for admission into the dental hygiene program. We would not want you to complete the coursework only to discover that you will be denied NYS licensure.
- Applicants who are dependent upon alcohol or any other recreational drugs will not be allowed to practice dental hygiene.
- Applicants must show proof that they have completed the NYS mandated Child Abuse Course.
More information can be obtained by visiting the NYS Office of Professions website at www.op.nysed.gov/dent.htm