Dental Temporary Certificates

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Dental temporary certificates expire on February 28 of the even numbered years.

Temporary certificates shall be renewed each biennium.

The board office staff will mail a letter to each certificate holder approximately 90 days before the expiration of the certificate.

The certificate holder will be required to affirm that he or she has completed the continuing education requirements for renewal and return the letter to the board office.


All Dentists must complete 30 hours of continuing education (CE) from a Board of Dentistry approved provider during the two year licensure period (biennium).

The following are requirements for each dentist:

  1. Two (2) hour course relating to prevention of medical errors as part of the 30 hours requirement each biennial licensure renewal
  2. Training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at the basic support level, including one-rescuer and two-rescuer CPR for adults, children, and infants; the relief of foreign body airway obstructions for adults, children, and infants; the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED); and the use of ambu-bags resulting in certification or recertification by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or an entity with equivalent requirements (in addition to the 30 hours of requirement CE)
  3. Two (2) hours of CE on domestic violence must be completed every third biennial licensure renewal period. These two (2) hours shall be part of the 30 hours otherwise required for each biennial licensure renewal, and may be taken at anytime during the six years preceding the renewal for the biennial in which the credit is due.

Florida Statutes

Section 456.013: Department; general licensing provisions

Florida Administrative Code

Rule 64B5-7.0035: Temporary Certificate Requirements for Dentists Practicing in State and County Government Facilities