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Dentist, Orthodontist, Oral Surgeon License Lookup

In reviewing a dentist's information, it is important to know what is and is not available from the Board of the State your Searching (Board) about dentists licensed by that state.

The law provides that the following information is public and would appear on a record under Public Disclosure if applicable to the dentist:

  • If a dentist has been disciplined or formally accused of wrongdoing by the Board.
  • If a dentist's practice has been temporarily restricted or suspended according to a court order.
  • If a dentist has been disciplined by a medical board of another state or federal government agency.
  • If a dentist has been convicted of a felony reported to the Board after January 3, 1991.
  • If a dentist has been convicted of a misdemeanor after January 1, 2007, that results in disciplinary action or an accusation being filed by the Board, and the accusation is not subsequently withdrawn or dismissed.
  • If a dentist has been issued a citation for a minor violation of the law by the Board within the last five years. This is not considered disciplinary action.
  • If a dentist has been issued a public letter of reprimand at the time of licensure. This is not considered disciplinary action.

Background Check

Search background on any Dentist (MD) in USA.. Background Check Reports Generally provide following types of results: Dentist's Full Name, Current Address of the Practice, Dentist's Academic Background, Any Awards or Honors received by the Dentist, States where the Dentist is Licensed to Practice or ever held a License, Dentists Specialty and Dentists Certification, Year of National Board Certification, Dentists Professional Activity History, Residency Training including hospital name and dates, Any Medicare of Medicaid Sanctions against the Dentist, Any Actions against the Dentist taken by State Medical Disciplinary Boards, USA nationwide Criminal records, Civil Court records Search, Bankruptcy Court Search, Real Property Search, Aliases used, Any Complaints


I need to find a new dentist.  How can I make a good choice?

If you have dental insurance, the first place to check is with your insurer or your employer's benefits office. Many insurance plans limit your choice to a list of dentists who agree to certain requirements. If you are not limited to a list of dentists, most dentists are listed in the telephone yellow page. You may want to talk with friends or co-workers about dentists they like. Once you have some names, call the dentists and ask if they are accepting new patients. Be sure to ask whether they will accept your insurance plan (insurance plan lists often are outdated, as physicians are added or deleted from the plan). Ideally, you should meet the dentist and discuss your dental concerns while you are well. Before you make an appointment, call the Medical Board or check on our Web site ("Check Your Dentist") to verify that the dentist has a current license.

About Dentists

  • About 3 out of 4 dentists practice by themselves.
  • Dentists must have an accredited dental school degree
  • Dentists must pass exams to become dentists.
  • There is a good demand for dentists in most communities
  • Though a large number of dentists retire there are always new ones starting.

Dentists specialize in treatments of teeth and tissues in the mouth, usually treatments are for problems such as cavities or pain but usually for prevention as well. Dentists can advise you on how to brush, have good mouth hygene, help you get on a healthier diet and show you how to floss in order to avoid gum disease. Dentists treat tooth decay, they fill tooth cavities. Usually on your preventive visits you are asked to take xrays. Dentists examine x rays, in order to find cavities or issues not visible to eyesight. Dentists could also perform surgeries on your gum and treat issues and disease of the mouth.


X-ray machines are usually used in the practice of dentistry. Dentists also used drills, and probes and scalpels. Dentists and mouth hygenists who do cleaning of your teeth usually wear masks and gloves, in order to protect themselves as well as others from infectious diseases that could spread while they work on patients mouth. Other employees in a dentist's office include dental assistants, dental technicians, dental hygenist, and receptionists.


Other related specialties in dental practice include:

Orthodontists, the largest group of specialists, straighten teeth by applying pressure to the teeth with braces or other appliances.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, operates on the mouth, jaws, teeth, gums, neck, and head.

Pediatric dentists who specialize in children's dentistry

Periodontists usually treat the gums or the bones related to teath

Prosthodontists help you with dentures and crown and bridges

Endodontists who perform root-canals

Oral pathologists who specialize in oral disease

Maxillofacial radiologists who specialize in x-rays

Dental public health specialists who help prevent dental diseases by educating people

Most dentists are practice alone, others have partners and other dental associates.

Training and Dentist Qualification

All 50 States and the District of Columbia require dentists to be licensed. To qualify for a license in most States, candidates must graduate from an accredited dental school and pass written and practical examinations. If you plan to be a dentist you should take courses in biology, physics, mathematics and hygene. To enter admission into dental school you should take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). 85 percent of dental students had a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning their dental program in the 2006-07 academic year. Dental degrees or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). usually take 4 academic years. Studies include laboratory work and subjects such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry. To practice dentistry you need a license. In order to be licensed you need to pass a written and oral exam however most candidates may use passing the National Board Dental Examinations. Individuals can be licensed to practice any of the 9 recognized specialties in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Requirements include 2 to 4 years of postgraduate education.