Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners

Thanks to the generosity of DentaQuest (contributing $100,000) and Envolve/Arizona Complete Health (contributing $100,000), the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) has put together this registration page allowing licensed Arizona dentists, who register, to receive FREE Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The type and amount of PPE that each registered dentist receives will be determined at the sponsors’ discretion. Beyond DentaQuest, Envolve/Arizona Complete Health, and AzDA, special thanks go to the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners (BODEX), AHCCCS, and the Arizona Association of Health Plans for helping coordinate this PPE initiative. To successfully register for PPE below, there are a total of three pages, so make sure you see the confirmation page (pg. 3) and receive a confirmation email.

Please be sure to provide the correct information and register by August 31, 2020.

Learn more about the Arizona Dental Association and its other member benefits; like the upcoming Autumn eLearning Series.

Visit their websites to learn more about Envolve, Arizona Complete Health, and DentaQuest.

Recognition of Mary DeLaat Williams, Esq.

Mary DeLaat Williams (pictured to the right of Heather Hardy, RDH, Board President) served the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, as its general counsel, from 1994 – 2019. The Board greatly appreciates her time and energy that she put in to serve the Board and the dental profession. She has been a valuable asset for 25 years and will be missed.









Licensure by Universal Recognition

On August 27, 2019, the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners will begin accepting applications for licensure by universal recognition. The universal recognition policy allows Arizona residents to use a current professional or occupational license from another U.S. jurisdiction to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant must:

  1. Prove residency in Arizona
  2. Be currently licensed for at least one year in another U.S. jurisdiction in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona;
  3. Be in good standing in all states where currently or previously licensed;
  4. Have met all applicable education, work, exam, and/or clinical supervision requirements in the other state where originally licensed;
  5. Complete a criminal background check when required by law;
  6. Take and pass any applicable exam on Arizona state law; and
  7. Pay all applicable fees to the Board.


INITIAL APPLICATION – Online Submission (Once all required fields are completed, a “Click to Sign” button will display at the bottom of your screen).

Renewal Fee Waiver

Enacted Session Law Sec. 11 State Board of Dental Examiners; renewal fee waiver; delayed repeal.

A. The State Board of Dental Examiners shall provide a one-time waiver from license renewal fees for dentists, denturists and dental hygienists who are licensed in this state before January 1, 2018.

B. The one-time waiver provided in subsection A of this section is effective for licenses renewing in calendar years 2018, 2019 and 2020.

C. This section is repealed from and after December 31, 2020.

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