Licensed Health Access Dentists are required to renew their license no later than midnight, Eastern Time, on February 28, 2024.
The department will renew your license upon receipt of:
1.Completed Renewal application
2.Verification of your current status relating to prescribing controlled substances for the treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain
3.Required fee (additional fees required for dispensing and anesthesia permits)
4.Your current primary place of practice address
5.Complete the financial responsibility form
Note: To ensure you receive notification from the department regarding the renewal, the Department must have your current mailing address on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.
Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your reactivation requirements.
If you are currently registered to dispense medicinal drugs to your patients, you are required to renew your registration at the same time you are renewing your dental license. If you are no longer interested in dispensing medicinal drugs, you can cancel your registration by checking the appropriate box on the renewal application.
If you are not currently registered to dispense medicinal drugs and would like to register, you can complete the registration process at the time you are renewing your license by checking the appropriate box on the renewal application and paying the dispensing registration fee. The registration fee will be in addition to your renewal fee.
Controlled Substance Prescriber
Effective January 1, 2012, a dentist licensed under chapter 466 who prescribes any controlled substance, listed in Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV as defined in s. 893.03, for the treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain, must:
Designate himself or herself as a controlled substance prescribing practitioner and comply with the requirements of this section and applicable board rules.
“Chronic nonmalignant pain” means pain unrelated to cancer which persists beyond the usual course of disease or the injury that is the cause of the pain or more than 90 days after surgery.
Current licenses will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, February 28, 2024
The process to renew a license can take up to three weeks. Initiating contact to confirm the receipt of fees or the status of your license prior to this time will not expedite the renewal process.
An additional fee is added to the renewal fee for each of the following if requested:
Dispensing fee- $100.00
General Anesthesia fee- $200.00
Moderate Sedation fee- $200.00
Pediatric Moderate Sedation fee- $200.00
Delinquent licenses that expired on February 28, 2022 become null and void on March 01, 2024.
Note: At least 90 days before your license expires, the department will mail you a renewal notification postcard to your last known address of record. You will have until midnight on the day your license expires to renew. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department
You may RENEW ONLINE if:
1.You do not need to change the status of your license
2.You have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction
3.Your license status is not ‘Military, Active’
If you lose your user identification and password you may recover it by clicking Login Help. After logging in to the renewal system, licensees will be prompted to answer a series of questions and required to provide certain information, if appropriate. The renewal process typically takes 10-15 minutes and licensees pay their renewal fee by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover when they are done.
- Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the “Renew A License” button.
- Enter your Personal Identifying Information (PII), then click the Login button.
- Confirm or update your MQA Services Account email address, then click the “Continue” button.
- You are now in the Dashboard. During renewals, a “Renew My License” option will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date. (Note: If you do not see the “Renew My License” option, please check back at a later time.)
*** If the “PII Failed” screen displays, click the “Other Login Option” button and enter your existing User ID and password to access your account.***
You must RENEW BY MAIL if:
- You need to change the status of your license
- You do NOT have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction and need to pay using a cashiers check or money order
- Your license is in ‘Military, Active’ status
- Your license is in a Volunteer status
- You need to request a name change
If your license is Delinquent/Active or Delinquent/Inactive you may still renew prior to the renewal deadline. The following actions must be taken prior to renewing your license:
- Prior to renewing your license, you must report your continuing education (CE) hours to the Department of Health’s tracking system.
- To renew a delinquent license, you will need to report your CE hours for your current cycle, as well as your previous cycle.
- If you did not complete CE courses in your last renewal cycle, you may complete them now and report them to the CE tracking system.
- To report course completion, log onto your MQA Online Account. From your dashboard, go to “Additional Activities” and select Report CE/CME.
Please note, when renewing your license, a delinquent fee will be assessed in addition to all applicable renewal fees.
Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please submit a request including your full name as it appears on your license, profession, license number, your new name, your date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number, and your signature. Attach supporting documents, which must be one of the following:
- a copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
- a divorce decree showing the name change
- a court order showing the name change (Adoption, legal name change, federal identity change)
Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document. A social security card is not considered legal documentation.
Please Note: The last four digits of the SSN are requested as required by DOH Policy Number DOHP 385-LS05-12 Name Changes for Existing Licensees, which was established for security purposes due to past instances of fraudulent activity.
Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.
Current licenses will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, February 28, 2022
An additional fee is added to the renewal fee for each of the following if requested:
|General Anesthesia Fee||$200.00|
|Conscious Sedation Fee||$200.00|
|Pediatric Conscious Sedation Fee||$200.00|
If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:
|Active to Active||$305.00*|
If renewing AFTER the Renewal Period (after 11:59 PM 2/28/2022 through 11:59 PM 3/31/2022) for licenses that expired on 02/28/2022, your fees will be:
|Active to Active||$355.00|
If renewing AFTER the Renewal Period (after 11:59 PM 10/31/2022 through 11:59 PM 3/31/2022) for licenses that expired on 02/28/2022, your fees will be:
|Active to Active||$455.00|
If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent (after 11:59 PM 10/31/2022 through 11:59 PM 2/28/2022) for licenses that expired on 02/28/2022, your fees will be:
|Active to Active||$760.00|
Delinquent licenses that expired on February 28, 2022 become Null & Void1 on March 01, 2024.
1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.
Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
To locate board approved CE Courses for this profession, please click here
|REQUIRED SUBJECT AREA||REQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURS||IMPORTANT INFORMATION|
|Domestic Violence||2||Due every third biennium.|
|HIV/AIDS||2||Due for the first renewal only.|
|Current CPR Certification||0||Required to have a current CPR Certification and it must be a live course.|
|Safe and Effective Prescribing of controlled substances||2||Effective July 1, 2019, required for all dentists at every renewal. This course may be included to meet the 30 total general hours required. Board approved courses are found at https://apps.cebroker.com/cs/courses/fl/dentist/sa=3313.|
First Biennium Renewal: If you are newly licensed and renewing your license for the first time you are only required to complete 2 hours on Prescribing Controlled Substances and 2 hours of HIV/AIDS.
Board Rule Approved Providers
- American or National Dental Associations
- Florida Dental Association or it’s components.
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Red Cross, American Heart Association, & American Cancer Society
- American Medical Association’s Liaison Committee for Medical Education
- A dental, dental hygiene or dental assisting school accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation
- A hospital, college, university, or community college, accredited by an accrediting agency approved by the United States Department of Education
- Providers and courses approved by the Board of Dentistry listed in CEBroker
Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium
- 6 hours for participating in dental hygiene exercise
- 8 hours for participating in dental clinical exercise
- 11 hours for participating in both exercises listed above
- 6 hours for participating in pro bono dental and dental hygiene services to the indigent residing in Florida (Credit calculated at a ratio of 1 CE credit for each 1 hour of patient services)
- 11 hours total for participating as an expert witness in disciplinary review cases
- 3 hours per semester/quarter if participating as part of a course at an accredited school as adjunct or part-time faculty. Restrictions apply.
- Up to 4 hours for attending a meeting of the Board of Dentistry wherein disciplinary cases are considered.
- 2 hours as an anesthesia inspection consultant
- All dentists who hold an active sedation permit of any level must complete four (4) hours of continuing education in airway management and four (4) hours of continuing education in medical emergencies, every four (4) years from the last date the dentist took the continuing education course. The four (4) hours in airway management must include two hours didactic training in providing dentistry on sedated patients with compromised airways and two hours must include hands-on training in airway management of sedated patients. The continuing education must be taken through a board approved continuing education provider. The continuing education required by this subsection will take effect on March 1, 2014. The continuing education required by this subsection may be included in the thirty (30) hours required by Section 466.0135, F.S.
Section 456.031: Requirement for instruction on domestic violence
Section 456.033: Requirement for instruction for certain licensees on HIV and AIDS
Section 456.036: Licenses; active and inactive status; delinquency
Section 456.038: Renewal and cancellation notices
Section 456.048: Financial responsibility requirements for certain health care practitioners
Section 456.0635: Medicaid fraud; disqualification for license, certification, or registration
Section 466.0135: Continuing Education; Dentists
Section 465.0276: Dispensing practitioner
Section 466.00671:Renewal of the Health Access Dental License
Florida Administrative Code