Dentistry Examining Board


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has issued guidance on dental practice under Governor Evers' Safer at Home orders. Please visit this DHS page for health care providers. Scroll down to the blue chart and click on “Dental Health Care Professionals Guidance.”​​

​The Dentistry Examining Boa​​rd is created in Wis. Stat. § 15.405(6) and has authority as outlined in Wis. Stat. ch. 447.


The members of the Dentistry Examining Board are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature to serve 4-year terms. The Board consists of 6 licensed dentists, 3 licensed dental hygienists and 2 public members.

MemberOfficerMember TypeTerm Expiration
​Bistan, Matthew R.​Chairperson​Dentist Member​7/1/2025​
​Govani, Shaheda G. M.​​Vice Chairperson​Dentist Member​7/1/2022
Kaske, Herbert M.
​Dentist Member7/1/2022
Alton, Troy​ A.
​Dentist Member​​​7/1/2025​
​​Bahr, Lisa R.

​Dental Hygienist​​​ Member
​Fox, Joan L.

​Dentist Member
​Kenyon, Chris
​​Public Member
​Kolste, Debra​
​Public Member
​Schrubbe, Katherine F. K.

​Dental Hygienist Member​7/1/2022
Sheil​d, Peter J.
​Dentist Member​7/1/2022
​Whalen, Diana L.

​​Dental Hygienist Member

*Board Members whose terms have expired may continue to serve until their successor is confirmed by the Senate.



Dentist Continuing Education – New Requirement

Effective as of 10/1/2017, pursuant to DE 13.03 (1m), the 30 credit hours of continuing education shall include 2 hours in the topic of responsible prescribing of controlled substances for the treatment of acute dental pain.  This first applies to the biennium ending in 2019.    

​Best Practices for Prescribing Controlled Substances Guidelines

On October 1, 2016, Chapter DE 10, Mobile Dentistry was created:
Chapter DE 10

Please review the following update:
NTSB Information on Risk of Pilot Impairment

Last updated: 3/8​/2022