Agency contact information:
Dentistry, Minnesota Board of
University Park Plaza
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 617-2250 | (888) 240-4762 | (800) 627-3529 (MN Relay Service for Hearing Impaired)
Contact Info: Joyce Nelson
The Minnesota Board of Dentistry examines, licenses and registers dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants and enforces the Minnesota Dental Practices Act.
Minn. Stats. 150A
Graduated after September 2004 from a Minnesota dental assisting program that is (1) accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Accreditation and (2) approved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.
Passed, within 5 years prior to application for licensure, the Minnesota Licensure State Examination. Passed, within 5 years prior to application for licensure, the Minnesota Jurisprudence Examination covering the statutes and rules of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry. Passed, within 5 years prior to application for licensure, the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certification Exam.
NOTE: There will be two separate fees owed to the Board.
-The first is the application fee that is indicated on the front page of the application. The application fee is non-refundable and covers the cost of processing the application.
-The second fee is the initial licensure fee and is also non-refundable and indicated on the front page of the application. This fee covers the period from initial licensure date until applicant reaches first biennial renewal.
Application fee - $60.50
Initial fee - $36
MN.IT (OET) fee - $5.50
Licensing surcharge to be assessed
The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.
Period of Issuance:
Must be renewed. Renew biennially according to birth month and year.
Other Pertinent Information:
See also Minn. Stat. § 150A.