Dentistry Examining Board

​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​7/1/2026
​Alton, Troy​ A.
​Dentist Member​​​7/1/2025​
​​Bahr, Lisa R.

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

​Dentist Member
​Gundersen, David F.

​Dentist Member
​Jorgenson, Linda M.
Dental Hygienist Member
​Kenyon, Chris

​​Public Member
​Kolste, Debra​
​Public Member
​Schrubbe, Katherine F. K.

​Dental Hygienist Member​7/1/2026
Sheil​d, Peter J.
​Dentist Member​7/1/2026

*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