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Is the online renewal application secure?

Kansas.gov has dealt in online government transactions since 1991. Since our inception, we have handled millions of dollars worth of e-government transactions. We utilize Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol for Internet transaction security. This SSL protocol allows Kansas.gov to deliver server authentication, data encryption and message integrity; this means that all the information in the transaction is protected from capture by a third party trying to do harm. Every step of the process, from the initial submission to the final settlement, has been built with the most advanced yet user-friendly security features available.

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Why is another organization collecting renewal fees for the Kansas Dental Board?

Kansas.gov is acting as an agent for the Kansas Dental Board. Kansas.gov will collect payment and demographic information for the license before passing that along to the Kansas Dental Board.

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Why is there a fee charged to utilize the on-line renewal service?

Kansas.gov is a self-supporting network - no tax dollars are used to run the network.  Currently, the network contains over 100,000 pages of information and dozens of free services, all designed to help the public to interact more efficiently and easily with their state government.  We offer businesses and individuals an alternative way to access information and to perform transactions with the state in a more convenient and cost effective way. A large majority of the information found on the network is free - this is possible due to the funds we receive from the few fee services such as this application.

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How many continuing education hours are required for renewal?

Active dentists are required to take a minimum of 60 hours of continuing education before they can renew their licenses. An active dentist who is a specialist is required to have 40 of the 60 total hours to be specialty hours. Active Dental Hygienists are required to take 30 hours of continuing education before they can renew their licenses. If you are an Extended Care Permit Holder II, the 30 hours must have a minimum of six hours education in the area of special needs care. Retired Dentists and Dental Hygienists do not need to complete any continuing education to renew.

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Should I send my continuing education hours to the Kansas Dental Board throughout the year?

No, continuing education hours only need to be sent to the board office if you are audited. If you are being audited you will mail in your certificates with the paper form.

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Is there any carryover for continuing education hours?

No. Continuing education hours must be completed within the two-year license renewal period.

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When will I receive my renewed license from the Kansas Dental Board after I've renewed online?

Licensees will receive their license within approximately 15 working days of renewing online.

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What is the date of this transaction?

It will be the date that the payment was made. If you begin your renewal at 11:55pm on the 15th and complete with payment at 12:01am on the 16th, the date of your renewal will be the 16th.

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Do I need to mail anything to the KDB office when I renew online?

No, those who must mail in information will not be able to renew on-line, such as military or those with disciplinary data to report.

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What practice status changes are allowed online?

The only practice status change possible online is from "Active" to "Retired." All other practice status changes need to be done with a paper renewal.

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If I do not have access to a printer when I renew online, how do I get a copy of my renewal confirmation?

You can either send an email to info@dental.ks.gov or call 785-296-6400 and request a copy.

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If I am selected to be audited, what do I need to do?

If you are selected to be audited you will need to renew by the paper form and send in copies of your CE certificates.

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How do I change my name?

You will need to submit either a copy of marriage certificate/divorce decree into the board office. You can not change your name using the online renewal.

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What if I do not want to renew my license?

If you do not want to renew your license, you will need to notify the board office in writing that you would like to cancel your license.

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How do I change from retired to active status?

You will need to use the paper renewal form and supply the CEs for the period of time you were retired.

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Why does the filing application keep sending me to the beginning to start over?

There are a couple of possible reasons this is happening; you may have stepped away from your computer for too long and you were timed out of the system - this typically happens if you leave the filing page open for more than 20-30 minutes, or this could also indicate that your cache file is storing or remembering actions that your computer took when you first attempted the filing - now, every time you come to that same page or click on that same button your computer is remembering the action it took the first time, which may have sent you back to the beginning of the application. You may wish to empty your cache file or seek assistance from your computer technician. If you continue to experience difficulty with this situation, it is most likely not an error within the filing application but within the settings on your computer. You may file by paper or attempt to file on a different computer.

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