Licensing Statistics

Total Licensees: Active, Retired, and Disabled

Total Licensees:  Active, Retired & Disabled  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014 2013
Dentists  2288  2177  2219  2221  2203  2050
Hygienists  3129  2950  2949  2913  2802  2574
Total    5417  5127  5168  5134  5005  4624

Total Active Licensees

Total Active Licensees  2018  2017  2016  2015 2014  2013
Dentists  2054  1960  1985  1970 1951
 1834
Hygienists  2874  2722  2685  2631 2544  2370
Total    4928  4682  4670  4601 4495
 4204

Total Active Licensees With Kansas Practice Locations

Total Active Licensees
with Kansas Practice Locations
 2018  2017  2016  2015 2014  2013
Dentists  1571  1507  1523  1532 1518
 1453
Hygienists  2313  2208  2159  2130 2055  1914
Total    3884  3715  3682  3662 3573  3367

Total Active Specialists With Kansas Practice Locations

Total Active Specialists with Kansas Practice Locations 2018
2017 2016  2015 2014  2013
Endodontists 36
34 32  33 37  32
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons 49
46  51  52 53  44
Orthodontics 86
88 90  87 84  74
Pediatric Dentists 56
53 46  42 36  32
Periodontics  38 37 35  37 34
 34
Prosthodontists 13
10  9  9  7  7
Total 278
268  263  260 251  223

Total Sedation Permits

Sedation Permits 2018
2017  2016  2015 2014
 2013
Level I 224
217 192  187 190  178
Level II 37
40 30  37 36  35
Level III  65 57 49  60 58  52
Total 326
314 271  284 284  265

Annual New Dental Licenses Issued

Annual New Dental Licenses Issued
Dentists: 2018
2017 2016  2015 2014  2013
          Exam 99
80 78  86 77  80
          Credentials 12
18 16  12 15  18
          Reinstated 6
8 3  5 4  3
          Total  117 106 97  103 96  101
Dental Specialists 21
 19 20  24 18  13

Annual New Dental Hygienist Licenses Issued

Annual New Dental Hygienist Licenses Issued
Hygienists: 2018
2017 2016  2015 2014  2013
          Exam 166
157 155  167 160  143
          Credentials 11
14 10  11 23  10
          Reinstated 8
3  1  3 4  3
          Total 185
174 166  181 187  156
Extended Care Permit I 8
5 12  6 12  10
Extended Care Permit II 7
20 13 15 24  15
Extended Care Permit III* 17
8 13 5 10  16

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