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To change your name or address on your license? Where to find Online Services to login in to your licensure account? Maybe you need your Password or Login ID? How to renew your license? or Maybe you need a Licensure Verification letter to be sent to another state? For these and many random Help questions please visit The Florida Board of Dentistry's  Frequently Asked Questions page at this link:    

Florida Board of Dentistry
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #C08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258
(850) 245-4474
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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 JCNDE (Joint Commission on National Dental Examination) to learn how to apply, see the examination dates, and read about other exam details.

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.

Laws and Rules examination

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.

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