Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry

Our mission is to protect the public by regulating the professions of dentistry
and dental hygiene in Louisiana in accordance with the Dental Practice Act.


NOTICE:  Each applicant or licensee may submit complaints about actions or procedures of the board to the board (P.O. Box 5256, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-5256) or directly to the House Committee on House and Governmental Affairs (P.O. Box 94062, Baton Rouge, LA 70804) and the Senate Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs (P.O. Box 94183, Baton Rouge, LA 70804).



The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry office has moved to Baton Rouge.  As of December 21, all mail must be sent to our new post office box:
P.O. Box 5256
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-5256

The new physical address is
1201 North Third Street
Suite G-136
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802


SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

  1. In order to renew your license starting in 2018 you must obtain 3 hours of CE on opioid management. See details below.
  2. In order to renew your license starting in 2017 you must sign up for CE Broker. See details below.

In Act 76 of 2017 regular legislative session, the Louisiana Legislature has mandated that every healthcare provider with a license to prescribe controlled dangerous substances be required to complete 3 hours of opioid management CE as part of their regular CE requirements. This is a one-time requirement; in other words, the 3 hours of opioid management need only be taken once in one’s career.  The board will post on its website some courses that comply with this requirement. Most of these courses are one hour, so three of them must be taken in order to comply with the requirement.

The Legislature has forbidden the board from renewing the license of any dentist who has failed to take 3 hours of CE on opioid management. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2018, so renewals at the end of 2017 will not be affected. Renewals starting at the end of 2018 will be affected by this rule, so starting in 2018 you must receive 3 hours of opioid management CE in order to renew your license. CE hours taken before August 1, 2017 (the date mandated in the legislation) will not count towards this requirement.

Another aspect of Act 76 is that the board is required to retain information on compliance with this new CE requirement and report it to the legislature. In order for the board to keep up with this requirement, ALL licensees will be required to register with CE Broker to report their required continuing education.  All licensees are entitled to a free account through CE Broker. CE Broker is a company that assists dentists in keeping track of and reporting their CE. The requirement to sign up with CE Broker applies to both dentists and hygienists.

Registration with CE Broker requires that you have a valid email address on file with the Board AND you must allow the Board to communicate with you via email.  You may go to the Licensee Login page and update your information including your email address as well as grant permission for the Board to contact you via email.

If you have not reported your completed CE through CE Broker prior to your license expiration date, you will NOT be allowed to renew your license.

For licensees renewing by December 31, 2017, your account must be created no later than December 15, 2017, and your CE must be reported and marked as “complete” through CE Broker before you will be allowed to proceed with your license renewal.

There shall be NO exceptions.  Licensees who fail to report their completed continuing education through CE Broker by December 31 of each year will not be allowed to renew their license prior to the deadline.  At the very least, the delinquent fee will apply to the late license renewal.  Licensees who report their CE after December 31 may also face additional penalties for failure to complete CE requirements.


A dentist may be exempted from this new CE requirement by certifying to the board that the dentist has not prescribed, administered or dispensed a controlled dangerous substance during the entire renewal period.  Starting in 2018 the license renewal application will have a box that one can mark to certify the forgoing if it is applicable to you.  Even if you are entitled to an exemption, you will still need to sign up with CE Broker. 



All Louisiana licensees may now log in at any time to make certain changes to their information (name, address, licensed employees, etc.) on file with the Board.  Additionally, once you have renewed your license for the 2017-2018 period, you may log in at any time to print your latest license renewal certificate and any applicable current permits.

Please visit the Licensee Login page for more information.


We update our site on a regular basis. Check back frequently for the most recent information.