FAQ Info: Dental Hygienist License Procedures

The following provides some basic reference information on requirements and procedures relating to frequently asked questions. It is not a comprehensive list but intended to provide initial background and sources.

  • Office of Professions License/Name Database: Click here to search name/license number database

  • Address and Name Changes: Education Law requi:res those licensed in New York to notify the New York State Education Department of any change in name or mailing address within 30 days of the change. Failure to do so may be considered professional misconduct. It may also delay renewal and result in late fees to renew the registration of a professional license.

§ For address changes, contact the Office of Professions by: (a) calling customer service unit at 518-474-3817, TDD/TTY 518-473-1426; (b) or faxing a message 24 hours a day to 518-474-1449, (c) or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A form for this purpose is available at http://www.op.nysed.gov/documents/anchange.pdf

§ Name changes require written notification of any name change to: NYS Education Department Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Records & Archives Unit, Education Building - 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12234-1000.


If Licensed in Another State: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/dentdhlic.htm#state

Examination Requirements: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/dentdhlic.htm#exam

Limited Permits:

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/dentdhlic.htm#permit

3-Year Limited License (Relating to Residency, Citizenship):

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/dentdhlic.htm#threeyr

Restricted Anesthesia Certificate:

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/dentdhlic.htm#dhanes

Application Forms:

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/dent-rdflforms.htm