Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners

Dental Assistant Permits

As a result of 2021 Practice Act amendments, licensees now renew every two years, in odd numbered years. No licenses are due to renew in 2022!


Practice in Wyoming

  • No person may practice as a Dentist or Dental Hygienist in the State of Wyoming without first obtaining a license from the Board.

  • No dental assistant may take and expose radiographs or place pit and fissure sealants without first obtaining a permit from the Board.

Applying for a Permit

  • The Board office will only communicate with the applicant regarding the status of any application.

  • The Board will not accept cash, please do not mail or carry in cash payments.

  • The Board does NOT provide the education or training needed to obtain a radiograph permit. The Board Office will not recommend or tell you what training or exam you should take.

  • Many applicants confuse the Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners (WBDE, aka the Board, and the website you're on now) with the Wyoming Dental Association (WDA) who provides radiograph training. We are two separate entities. Please note, WDA is not the only training or education the Board accepts - please see the "Approved Courses" document below.

Application Processing

  • Once an application file is received and determined to be complete, review typically takes 1-3 weeks. This is a generalization and not a guarantee. Review time may vary due to the application type, current staff and/or review committee workload, if any discipline is disclosed, etc. All applications are processed as quickly as staff is able and each is processed in the order received.


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Dental Assistant Permit Application Forms

Dental Assistants do not need a Wyoming license to practice as a dental assistant in the state. However, they do require a permit to take x-rays and place pit and fissure sealants.

Other Dental Assistant Permit Forms

Renewal Forms

  • As a result of 2021 Practice Act amendments, licensees now renew every two years, in odd numbered years. No licenses or permits are due to renew in 2022!

  • Renewal notices will be sent October of 2023 to your last known address. If you hold both a radiograph and pit and fissure permit renewal, they must be renewed separately according to the Rules changes effective January 14, 2022.

Failed to previously renew and need your Wyoming permit?

If your permit expired five (5) or more years ago, you must apply as if you were new to the state. If it expired within the last five (5) years, you may submit a late renewal per permit type you previously held: