The Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners would like to thank you for inquiring about licensure in the State of Nevada. You may download the application and documentation to guide you through the licensure process. Please choose the appropriate link below. If you have any questions upon reviewing the information in this packet, you may call the board office at 702-486-7044 or 800-337- 3926 for further assistance.
** Effective July 1, 2015 and pursuant to AB89 the Legislature enacted a change to NRS 631.240 and NRS 631.300 with regards to the Western Regional Examining Board's (WREB) clinical examination. The above referenced statutes no longer requires the applicant to have successfully passed the WREB clinical examination within the five years preceding the date of the application. If you have successfully passed the Western Regional Examining Board you may be eligible for dental or dental hygiene licensure in the State of Nevada.**
**Effective May 16, 2018 the Board requires completion of all sections (including Prosthodontics) of the Western Regional Examining Board Dental Clinical Examination.**
Dental Licensure Applications
Dental Hygiene Licensure Applications
Dental Therapy Licensure Application
Memorandum on Temporary Licenses for Dentist and Dental Hygienist
Under the authority of the Governor’s Declaration of
Emergency Directive 011, the Board has issued a memorandum announcing certain
changes to the statues and rules governing the licensing of dentist and dental
Temporary Licensure – Dental and dental hygiene school
graduates who are unable to take the clinical examination but meet all other
licensure requirements are eligible to receive a temporary license.
Click on the link below to read the memo:
NSBDE Memorandum regarding Temporary Unrestricted Licenses (Dental
and Dental Hygiene) ***UPDATED***
September 15, 2020, the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners voted to approve
the temporary use of manikin-based clinical examination for the American Board
of Dental Examiners (“ADEX”) dental and dental hygienist examinations,
and the CompeDont tooth for restorative procedures testing under ADEX.
During board meetings on October 8, 2020 and October 20, 2020, the board also voted to approve the temporary use of manikin-based clinical examination results for the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB), and to extend deadlines for acceptance of ADEX results through June 30, 2021.
Accordingly, applicants who complete these ADEX or WREB alternatives to live-patient clinical
examination from May 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, and who have completed
all other requirements for licensure by examination (NRS 631.230/NRS 631.290)
will be eligible for a temporary unrestricted license.
Click on the link below to read the memoranda:
Click on the links below to access the application forms for Temporary Unrestricted Licenses: