Licensing Area: Dentist and Dental Hygienist

Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers

Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000

  • Request an application
  • Inquire about licensing requirements
  • Applicants can check on the status of an application
  • Inquire about licensee maintenance requirements

RICO Consumer Resource Center
(808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-4272

Business Registration Division 

For information to register a business

Executive Officer

Sandra Matsushima

(808) 586-2702

Residents on the neighbor islands may call by dialing the following toll free numbers followed by the last 5 digits of the phone numbers above and the # sign:

Kauai 274-3141
Maui 984-2400
Hawaii 974-4000
Lanai & Molokai 1-800-468-4644

P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


License Categories

  • Dentist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Community Service Dentist
  • Community Service Dental Hygienist
  • Temporary


Biennial by December 31 every odd numbered year.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 concluded Sunday, December 31, 2017

Failure to timely renew by the renewal date will result in the forfeiture of the license. After the renewal date, the forfeited license may be restored within 2 years and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within 2 years after the renewal date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS , any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met. Military Renewal and Restoration Information Sheet.

Regulating Body

Board of Dentistry

Board Composition
12 Members

Paul Guevara, DMD, MDS, Chairperson

Staphe Fujimoto, DDS, Vice-Chairperson

Pearl Arrington, RDH

Mark Chun, DMD

Earl Hasegawa, DDS

Dennis Nagata, DDS

Garrett Ota, DDS

Coy Rebmann, DDS

Joy Shimabuku, Public

Sharon Tanaka, Public

Marianne Timmerman, RDH

Vacant, Dentist

8 Dentists
2 Dental Hygienists
2 Public