2 Mandatory Hours
13 Elective Hours
15 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your North Carolina Dental license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Dental licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

North Carolina Dental: Dentist (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 15
Mandatory Hours: 2
Elective Hours: 13
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2024
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2024

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NEW! DEA MATE ACT:
Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required to complete 8 hours of one-time training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

Mandatory Subjects:
One (1) hour - Prescribing of Controlled Substances (for licensees who have DEA registration.
One (1) hour - Substance Abuse and Mental Health (required every two years)
Six (6) hours - Professionalism and Ethics offered by NC Dental Society (for newly licensed dentists in their first renewal period)

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
Phone: 9196788223
Fax: 9196788472
Address: 2000 Perimeter Park Dr, Suite 160 Morrisville, 27560

North Carolina Dental: Hygienist (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 6
Mandatory Hours: 1
Elective Hours: 5
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2024
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2024

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One (1) hour - Substance Abuse and Mental Health (required every two years)

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
Phone: 9196788223
Fax: 9196788472
Address: 2000 Perimeter Park Dr, Suite 160 Morrisville, 27560

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.