Requirements for Dental Licensure

Initial New York State Dental Licensure

Acrobat PDF FileResidency Requirement FAQ's: ALL applicants for INITIAL licensure must complete a CODA-approved residency of at least one year's duration.

* Although your residency program will count as 60 credits, you will still be responsible for taking the courses mandated by New York State before your license expires.

Mandatory Continuing Education

New York State's Mandatory Continuing Education Law for the dental profession became effective January 1997. Practicing dentists in New York State are required to take 60 credit hours every three years.  Find more information in the Members Only section.

The final decision as to which courses qualify for Mandated Continuing Education Credits (MCE) is made by the New York State Education Department .

New York State Dental License Renewal

Online Renewal: