Licensing Statistics

Total Licensees: Active, Retired, and Disabled

Total Licensees:  Active, Retired & Disabled  2017  2016  2015  2014 2013 2012
Dentists  2177  2219  2221  2203  2050 2164
Hygienists  2950  2949  2913  2802  2574 2630
Total    5127  5168  5134  5005  4624 4794

Total Active Licensees

Total Active Licensees  2017  2016  2015 2014  2013 2012
Dentists  1960  1985  1970 1951
 1834 1873
Hygienists  2722  2685  2631 2544  2370 2368
Total    4682  4670  4601 4495
 4204 4241

Total Active Licensees With Kansas Practice Locations

Total Active Licensees
with Kansas Practice Locations
 2017  2016  2015 2014  2013 2012
Dentists  1507  1523  1532 1518
 1453 1477
Hygienists  2208  2159  2130 2055  1914 1955
Total    3715  3682  3662 3573  3367 3432

Total Active Specialists With Kansas Practice Locations

Total Active Specialists with Kansas Practice Locations 2017 2016  2015 2014  2013 2012
Endodontists 34 32  33 37  32 32
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons 46  51  52 53  44 42
Orthodontics 88 90  87 84  74 70
Pediatric Dentists 53 46  42 36  32 33
Periodontics 37 35  37 34
 34 33
Prosthodontists 10  9  9  7  7 8
Total 268  263  260 251  223 218

Total Sedation Permits

Sedation Permits 2017  2016  2015 2014
 2013 2012
Level I 217 192  187 190  178 166
Level II 40 30  37 36  35 31
Level III 57 49  60 58  52 51
Total 314 271  284 284  265 248

Annual New Dental Licenses Issued

Annual New Dental Licenses Issued
Dentists: 2017 2016  2015 2014  2013 2012
          Exam 80 78  86 77  80 53
          Credentials 18 16  12 15  18 17
          Reinstated 8 3  5 4  3 3
          Total 106 97  103 96  101 73
Dental Specialists  19 20  24 18  13 9
Special Volunteer Licenses*  0 0  0 1  0 2

*The Special Volunteer Dental License became effective July 1, 2012. 

Annual New Dental Hygienist Licenses Issued

Annual New Dental Hygienist Licenses Issued
Hygienists: 2017 2016  2015 2014  2013 2012
          Exam 157 155  167 160  143 150
          Credentials 14 10  11 23  10 14
          Reinstated 3  1  3 4  3 4
          Total 174 166  181 187  156 168
Extended Care Permit I 5 12  6 12  10 10
Extended Care Permit II 20 13 15 24  15 10
Extended Care Permit III* 8 13 5 10  16 0

*The Extended Care Permit III became effective July 1, 2012.