The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry is responsible for licensing dentists and dental hygienists for practice in the Commonwealth, establishing rules, regulations, and policies governing the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene and dental assisting, and investigating complaints against licensed dental professionals.

Board members are appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth for up to two 5-year terms, and serve without compensation. They monitor licensee's practice of dentistry to ensure the public that services are provided in accordance with state statutes, Board regulations and policies, including ethical standards.

The Board is responsible for registering qualified applicants for licensure in dentistry and dental hygiene, including initial licensees and those who have licenses in other jurisdictions who wish to practice in Massachusetts. It also is responsible for issuing limited and faculty dental licenses (see Limited and Faculty Dental Licenses or Information for Foreign-Trained Dental Professionals) and facility and practitioner permits for anesthesia administration (see Anesthesia Permits).

Contact Us

Board of Registration in Dentistry
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 1-800-414-0168 or 617-973-0971
Fax: 617-973-0980

This information is provided by the Division of Health Professions Licensure within the Department of Public Health.