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Online Pre-Application Process

Please click here to navigate to our Video Tutorials page. We recommend you view these tutorials before initiating your pre-application, background check and starting your application process. Also included in the tutorials is information on studying and scheduling the Minnesota Jurisprudence Examination. 

New Applicants: Please review the Criminal Background Policy and Fee updates.

UPDATE: until further notice, the CBC Program is no longer scheduling appointments for fingerprinting. 

The purpose of the online pre-application process is to get a head start on your license application by paying the fees and beginning the criminal background check process. You will still need to complete and submit a paper application to the Board once you have all of your exams completed and your documentation ready. You can find the full paper applications under "New Applicants". Do not start this process unless you are certain that you want a Minnesota dental license, because the fees charged are nonrefundable. Do not use this portal if you want to reinstate your license .

You will NOT be able to back out and restart the pre-application process once you have started. Please do not start this process if you do not have the sufficient time to complete it. If you do get locked out, please contact the board and request your pre-application number.

To complete this Pre-Application you will need:

  • An active Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card
  • Be prepared to fill out a background check
For Minnesota addresses, be sure to select your county.

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