The Dentistry Examining Board believes the citizens of Wisconsin need unrestricted access to dental services for public health and safety. We believe the dental profession is able to use their training, education, experience and expertise to determine the best course of care for our Wisconsin residents and our patients. Dentistry has always followed the highest level of infection control.
The Dentistry Examining Board 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.
|Member||Officer||Member Type||Term Expiration|
|Bistan, Matthew R.||Chairperson||Dentist Member||7/1/2025|
|Govani, Shaheda G. M.||Vice Chairperson||Dentist Member||7/1/2026|
|Alton, Troy A.||Secretary||Dentist Member||7/1/2025|
|Bahr, Lisa R.||
|Dental Hygienist Member||7/1/2026|
|Fox, Joan L.||||Dentist Member||7/1/2025|
|Kaske, Herbert M.||||Dentist Member||7/1/2022|
|Kenyon, Chris||||Public Member||7/1/2026|
|Kolste, Debra||||Public Member||7/1/2024|
|Schrubbe, Katherine F. K.||||Dental Hygienist Member||7/1/2026|
|Sheild, Peter J.||||Dentist Member||7/1/2026|
|Whalen, Diana L.||||Dental Hygienist Member||7/1/2024|
*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: 1/5/2023