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Board of Dentistry

Total public members:                  7

Method of Appointment:              Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council          

Length of Appointment:               3 years

Residency:                                       Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards


Paid board:                                      No (all roles are voluntary)



The Board of Dentistry shall regulate the practices of dentistry and dental hygiene and dental assistants, issue teaching licenses as provided under § 3-120S.08b, and issue certifications to dentists and facilities where dentistry is practiced to permit a dentist to administer general or sedation anesthesia.

Commission Membership 

There is established a Board of Dentistry consisting of 7 members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council.Of the members of the Board, 5 shall be dentists licensed in the District, 1 shall be a dental hygienist licensed in the District, and 1 shall be a consumer member.

Members of the Board shall be appointed for terms of 3 years.

Of the members initially appointed under this section, 2 shall be appointed for a term of 1 year, 2 shall be appointed for a term of 2 years, and 3 shall be appointed for a term of 3 years. The terms of the members first appointed shall begin on the date that a majority of the first members are sworn in, which shall become the anniversary date for all subsequent appointments.

Time commitment:  

The Commission has monthly meetings; subcommittees meet as required to complete tasks.

If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the opportunity.

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