How can I find out if my license has been issued?
  • Go to www.mass.gov/dph/boards/dn and scroll down to "Online Services" in the right-hand side panel.
  • Click on "Check a License", pull down "Dentistry" and the type of license you have applied for, type in your first and last names as they appear on your application, and click on "SEARCH".
  • If your name pops up (w/the license number), your license is valid and current IMMEDIATELY.
  • The wallet-sized card will arrive several weeks later, but you can start practicing as soon as the license can be verified online as above.

How long does it take to process a license application?
If all the required information has been submitted and approved, the license should be processed within a week or two, depending on how busy the office is. Please note that graduation time is very busy.


If my application was submitted a month ago,but has yet to show up on "Check A License" what should I do?
Email us at dentistry.admin@state.ma.us and ask about the status of your application. It may be that your application did not arrive, or it is incomplete and we haven't had the time to get back to you.




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