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It's a License Renewal Year! Are you Ready?

It's a license renewal year. Make sure that your information is current on the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's website.

Dentists have until September 30, 2021 to renew their license for the next term, which runs from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024.

Dentists are required by law to complete CE in specific areas in order to be licensed in Illinois. For questions about what is required, click here.

The ISDS offers these required courses: the 1-hour Sexual Harassment Prevention Course and the 3-hour Safe Opioids Prescribing Practices course, which is required if you have an Illinois controlled substance license. These two courses count for 4 of the 48 hours of CE required over the three-year licensing period. Click here to access these courses.

Make sure that your information is current on the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's website.  Just follow a few simple steps to ensure that you receive the information on license renewal by e-mail:

1. Go to the Change Your Address, E-mail Address or Telephone Number page of at

2. Click on the purple writing on the top of the page that says Click Here to Change your Address, Email Address or Telephone Number.

3. Select your profession (i.e. Dentist), then choose Change/Verify Address & Contact Info, License Number, Social Security Number and Date of Birth.

VERY IMPORTANT:  The IDFPR’s website does not have everyone’s birthdate in its system.  If IDFPR does not have your birthdate, you will not be allowed to edit any of your information.  ISDS found out that many of the birthdates for licensed individuals were lost when IDFPR did an update of their website.  

It is important for every individual that has a license to have an e-mail address in the system.  Without an email address in the system, dentists and hygienists will not receive information on license renewal.  

If you receive a rejection and cannot review your information, please contact IDFPR’s Dental Liaison, Jerry Miller, at

This affects individuals who have a general dentist license, specialty license, hygiene license, controlled substance license, dental sedation permit, temporary dental teaching license, Limited Liability Company license, and Professional Service Corporation license.