How to Become a Dental Hygienist in Oklahoma - OK

The state of Oklahoma is home to many dental workers. In fact, there are almost 4,000 registered dental hygienists in Oklahoma. The majority of these dental workers are employed by dental offices and are under the direct supervision or direction of a licensed dentist. Dental hygienists in the state must become licensed, while dental assistants do not need to be licensed or certified in order to practice.

Steps to Become a Dental Hygienist in Oklahoma

Those interested in pursuing a dental hygiene license in Oklahoma should follow the steps below:

  1. Be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Have a high school degree or equivalent in the form of a GED.
  3. Complete a board-approved dental hygiene program.
  4. Pass a Theoretical Examination, a written examination on the State Dental Act and the Board’s rules, and a clinical examination.
  5. Apply for licensure with the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry and meet all requirements set by the board for licensure. These steps are just basic guidelines. For more specific information, contact the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry

Dental hygienists licensed in other states may become licensed without an examination through Reciprocal Licensure. While examination may not be required, there are other requirements the applicant must meet. For the specific requirements, contact the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry.

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