General Information about Licensure
A dental hygienist is a licensed healthcare professional. Licensure is designed to protect the public from unqualified individuals and unsafe practice. Licensure is the strongest form of regulation used today. In accordance with state law, licensed individuals are the only persons meeting the minimum qualifications necessary to practice their profession.

The Georgia Board of Dentistry has been moved to the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), effective July 1, 2013.

Current Information about Dental Hygienist Licensure may be obtained from the Georgia Board of Dentistry Web Site:

Georgia Board of Dentistry Qualifications for Dental Hygienists

Georgia Board of Dentistry Continuing Education Requirements

The Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS for short) is a testing service made up of seventeen State Boards of Dentistry who have joined forces to develop and administer fair, valid and reliable examinations of competency to practice dentistry and dental hygiene.

CRDTS Exam Calendar

To contact CRDTS:
Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc.
1725 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66604-3333
Ph: (785) 273-0380
Fax: (785) 273-5015
Web Site:

Notice: The purpose of the GDHA web site is to provide a quick reference for hygienists. The information presented here is not all-inclusive and does not replace official information from the Georgia Board of Dentistry or the Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc. GDHA does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of this information. For the most current and accurate information, contact the Georgia Board of Dentistry as shown above.