Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners

Dental Assistant Permits

Important Notes

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 not communicate with any individual except for the applicant regarding the status of any application.

  • The Board will NOT accept cash.

  • Regardless of the date your license or permit is issued, all licenses and permits WILL expire December 31 of the year issued - even if it is issued December 30. Please plan accordingly.

  • 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.

Radiograph Permit Process

(Office Managers, please read!)

  1. TRAINING - A person wishing to take radiographs in a dental office should first take an approved exam or training course in radiography before applying or contacting the Board Office.

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.

  1. APPLICATION - The trained individual should complete the Radiograph Permit Application below. This must be mailed in with a copy of the training course certificate or passing exam scores. This must include the application fee of $30 and verification of lawful presence as described in the application packet. Cash is not accepted.

  2. PERMIT - Once all required documents are received, a radiograph permit will be issued and mailed back to the address on the application form.

Click a link below and print the form you need. These are not editable or fillable. You must open and print.

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.

Radiograph Permit Application

Pit and Fissure Permit Application


Approved Courses

Click a link below and print the form you need. These are not editable or fillable. You must open and print.

Address / Name Change - To update your name or contact information with the Board Office

License Verification Request - To have your Wyoming license verified to other jurisdictions or entities

Replacement Documents Request - To request replacement pocket cards or wall certificate