Become a champion
of oral health

Florida Dental Hygiene Association
PO Box 13675
Tallahassee, Fl. 32317
(860) 896- 0603 phone
(860) 896-0604 fax

Executive Director
Tami Miller, RDH, BS

Contact FDHA

Professional Liability Insurance:The HPSO program, recognized by FDHA, provides legal defense, around-the-clock protection, reimbursement for lost wages, personal liability and medical expenses. Apply online or call HPSO at (800) 982-9491 and reference FDHA.

National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE)

The purpose of the exam is to assist state boards in determining qualifications of dental hygienists who seek licensure to practice dental hygiene. The examination assesses the ability to understand important information from basic biomedical, dental, and dental hygiene sciences and also the ability to apply such information in a problem-solving context.

Visit the NBDHE at to learn how to apply, see the examination dates, and read about other exam details .

Florida Licensure Information

For Florida dental hygiene licensure application and information, contact:
Florida Board of Dentistry
Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #C08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258
850) 245-4474

Looking for the Required Courses for Licensure?

Linda Harvey Group
Preventing Medical Errors course - 2 hr CERequired for initial licensure and renewal


ADEX Dental Hygiene exam is administerd by CDCA which was previously NERB
Clinical Exam for Florida
ADEX Dental Hygiene Licensing Examination administered in Florida or in another jurisdiction other than Florida. ADEX scores are valid if taken on or after June 1, 2010
The Florida Department of Health has contracted with The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) to provide the Laws and Rules examination. Examination registration began April 1, 2015 with the CDCA and associated fees are the same. Please visit to register for examination and view candidate manuals
Laws and Rules examination