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Massachusetts Dentist Licensure

Learn how to obtain an initial license, renew an existing license and the requirements associated with a Massachusetts dental license.

CE Regulation Requirements

Obtaining an Initial License

Renewing a Dental License

To renew online, you will need the following:

  • Username
  • Password
  • Social Security Number
  • License and permit fees
  • Valid credit card or bank card

Dental license renewal fee:
Late renewal fee: $57/late license renewal (in addition to renewal fee)
All fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.


MassHealth Licensing Requirements

Dentist License Renewal Attestation Questions

Massachusetts dentists are required to renew their dental licenses by March 31 of even years. M.G.L. c. 112, s. 45 mandates that the Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID) condition the renewal of all dental licenses on a dentist’s application to participate in MassHealth as an Ordering, Referring, and Prescribing (ORP) non-billing provider unless the dentist is already enrolled as an approved billing provider. Accordingly, you will not be permitted to renew your dental license unless and until you submit an ORP enrollment form to MassHealth. 

This law went into effect in November 2017. Massachusetts dentists will need to attest to participating as a MassHealth provider or as a non-billing provider as a condition of the license renewal process at each cycle.

Attestation Questions (Note: You must answer 'yes' to both related questions)
Are you enrolled in MassHealth as a fully participating provider or non-billing provider OR have you submitted a thoroughly completed application to be a fully participating provider and a signed provider contract with MassHealth? 

Do you consent to the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and its enrollment vendor, to obtain, read, copy and share with each other information regarding your MassHealth application and enrollment status and professional licensure status?