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The Board of Dental Examiners is responsible for the protection of the public by governing and regulating the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in New Hampshire. The Board has four principle functions:

  1. to examine, license, and register applicants whom it finds to be qualified to practice dentistry and dental hygiene;
  2. to ensure that all licensees are in compliance with the Dental Practice Act (RSA 317-A) and the Board's administrative rules;
  3. to make, amend, and adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing the conduct of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants;
  4. to undertake, when appropriate, adjudicatory proceedings and disciplinary action against licensees.


Pursuant to RSA 317-A:18, the Board has the authority to investigate possible misconduct by licensees. An investigation may include unannounced inspections of a licensee's practice location in order to determine day-to-day practices.

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All information provided by the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners (Board) on this Web site is made available for the convenience of interested persons. While the Board believes the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remain a possibility as does delay in the posting or updating of information. Therefore, the Board makes no guarantee as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of the information. Neither the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners nor any of the sources of the information shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use or result obtained from the use of this information.

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New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners
121 South Fruit Street | Concord, NH 03301-2412
Telephone: (603) 271-4561 | Fax: (603) 271-6702