Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners

Important Notes

Practice in Wyoming

  • The Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners licenses Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants. 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 x-rays without first obtaining registration from the Board.

Applying for Licensure

  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to review the Rules and Regulations to determine the appropriate application method. The Board office will not communicate with any individual except for the applicant regarding the status of any application.
  • Hygienists must apply to perform the expanded functions listed in Chapter 7 of the Board's Rules.
  • The Board will NOT accept cash.

License Renewal

  • Please note all licenses must be renewed by December 31 of each year in order to continue to practice in the state. If your license is not renewed by December 31, you may not practice dental hygiene in Wyoming.
  • CE IS NOW REQUIRED!!! Please visit Chapter 3 of the Rules for details. More explanation can be found in the Continuing Education Requirements Overview document.

License Applications

Hygienist by Examination (New Grad)

If a new graduate - not licensed anywhere yet.

Hygienist by Endorsement

If actively licensed in another state.

Hygienist by Endorsement w/ Temp Educator's permit

If actively licensed in another state and requesting a temporary educator's permit to instruct at a dental hygiene school while full license approval is pending.

Hygienist Reinstatement

If Wyoming license has been revoked, surrendered, suspended, conditioned, or restricted

Non-Clinical Hygienist

Limited license for teaching, examining, consulting, reviewing, or engaging in administrative oversight

Volunteer's Certificate

If retired, a certificate for providing services to low-income, uninsured persons at nonprofit health care facilities

Renewal Forms

Hygienist Renewal

Non-Clinical Hygiene Renewal

Volunteer Hygiene Renewal

Hygienist Lapsed License Application

If Wyoming license lapses, dental hygienists may restore their lapsed license until December 31st of the year the license lapsed.

Hygienist Relicensure

If Wyoming license has lapsed/expired and was not renewed within the year after it expired