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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.

    Dental Licensure Applications

    **Effective May 16, 2018 the Board requires completion of all sections (including Prosthodontics) of the Western Regional Examining Dental Clinical Examination**

    Dental Hygiene Licensure Applications


    Petition for Reinstatement of Revoked License



    NSBDE 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 statutes and rules governing the licensing of dentist and dental hygienist: 

    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***

    On 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: