This map should not be the sole source of information referenced. States accepting WREB results may have additional exam requirements. Individual states should be contacted directly for the most current acceptance and specific exam requirement information.
Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama
(205) 985-7267 phone
Alaska State Board of Dental Examiners
(907) 465-2542 phone
AZ State Board of Dental Examiners
(602) 242-1492 phone
Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners
(501) 682-2085 phone
* CALIFORNIA (DENTAL MEMBER STATE ONLY)
Dental Board of California
(916) 263-2300 phone
(DHCC accepts WREB results but is not a member state)
Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners
(303) 894-7761 phone
Connecticut State Dental Commission
(860) 509-7603 phone
* HAWAII (DENTAL HYGIENE ONLY)
Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000 phone
ID State Board of Dentistry
(208) 334-2369 phone
Illinois State Board of Dentistry
(217) 782-8556 phone
Indiana State Board of Dentistry
(317) 234-2054 phone
Iowa Dental Board
(515) 281-5157 phone
Kansas Dental Board
(785) 296-6400 phone
Kentucky Board of Dentistry
(502) 429-7280 phone
Maine Board of Dental Examiners
(207) 287-3333 phone
Massachusetts Board of Dentistry
(617) 973-0971 phone
Michigan Board of Dentistry
(517) 335-0918 phone
Minnesota Board of Dentistry
(612) 617-2250 phone
Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners
(601) 944-9622 phone
Missouri Dental Board
(573) 751-0040 phone
MT Board of Dentistry
(406) 841-2202 phone
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
(402) 471-2118 phone
Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners
(702) 486-7044 phone
* NEW MEXICO
NM Board of Dental Health Care
(505) 476-4680 phone
* NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota Board of Dentistry
(701) 258-8600 phone
Ohio State Dental Board
(614) 466-2580 phone
OK Board of Dentistry
(405) 522-4844 phone
OR Board of Dentistry
(971) 673-3200 phone
State Board of Dentistry
(717) 783-7162 phone
Rhode Island State Board of Dentistry
(401) 222-2828 phone
South Dakota Board of Dentistry
(605) 224-1282 phone
Tennessee Board of Dentistry
(615) 741-3111 phone
TX State Board of Dental Examiners
(512) 463-6400 phone
UT Dentists & Dental Hygienists Board
(801) 530-6628 phone
Vermont Board of Dental Examiners
(802) 828-2390 phone
Virginia Department of Health Professions
(804) 367-4538 phone
WA State Department of Health
(360) 236-4700 phone
** WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Board of Dental Examiners
(877) 914-8266 phone
Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board
(608) 266-2112 phone
Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners
(307) 777-6529 phone
Q. Does Western Regional Examining Board provide patients for candidates? If not, where can I find potential patients?
A WREB, the licensing boards of the member states, and the school where the examination is held do not supply patients. However, you can check with colleges, local homeless shelters, Salvation Army, etc.
Q. When will I receive the schedule for my examination?
A Schedules are posted approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam. You will receive an email notifying you that your schedule is available for viewing. Schedules will not be posted if materials are missing from an application. WREB will not provide examination schedules via telephone or fax.
Q. I am interested in a refresher course for dental/dental hygiene. What schools can I call?
A WREB has no information on the availability of refresher courses offered at any school. You may wish to contact the continuing education departments of accredited dental or dental hygiene schools directly. Also, visit the ADA.org or ADHA.org websites for a list of accredited dental or dental hygiene schools.
Q. When will I receive the results of my examination?
A Results will be posted approximately 2-4 weeks following the last day clinical exam. You will receive an email notifying you that your results are available for viewing.
Q. What steps do I need to take to qualify for licensure in my state?
A The Western Regional Examining Board is a testing agency only and does not issue licenses. Successful completion of the WREB examination does not constitute licensure in any participating state. Questions regarding licensing and reciprocity should be directed to the State Board where licensure is sought.
Q. If I don’t pass the WREB exam, can I retake it? What do I need to submit?
A Candidates who fail the examination may apply for re-examination. If you choose to re-apply online, you will not have to re-enter your personal information or upload a new photograph. Your log-in and photo will only be valid for the calendar year in which you created/uploaded them.
You are allowed to take the exam three times within one (1) year of the initial test date. Candidates who are unsuccessful three times are required by WREB to take remediation in all areas of deficiency prior to retaking the exam. Upon failing a fourth time, additional remediation is required.
Q. What is the time limit after I pass WREB to apply for a license in a member state?
A You should contact individual state boards about time limits to apply for licensure. These times vary from state to state
Q. Since I am a foreign graduate, what must I do to be eligible to take the WREB exam?
A You should contact the state board where you wish to practice dentistry and inform that board that you are a foreign graduate and want to participate in the WREB dental exam.
If you meet a state board’s qualifications, that state board will send an original letter to the WREB office stating that you meet the requirements and are eligible to take the WREB dental exam. In some cases, you may be limited to practice only in that state.
Q. What if I change my name and want a new success card with my new name?
A WREB maintains your file under the name you used when you took the WREB exam. This will not impede your ability to be licensed. Your state licensing board will tell you what documentation they need. If you should need a copy of your certificate at a later date, and you have a different name, you will be asked to supply the name you had when you took the WREB examination.