Renew a dental hygienist or therapist licence

  1. Determine if you're eligible
  2. Complete the renewal application form
  3. Provide all other supporting documents required
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your complete renewal application package
  1. Determine if you're eligible

    All dental hygienists and therapists working in Yukon must hold a licence and renew it every year.

    Renewal period

    All dental hygienist and therapist licences expire annually on March 31. Submit your renewal application before March 1 . This will ensure we can process your application before your licence expires.

    It's illegal to work in the new licence year before we have renewed your licence.

    Eligibility

    You're eligible to renew a dental hygienist or therapist licence if you hold a current dental hygienist or therapist licence for Yukon.

    If you’ve had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you, please note:

    • we will assess your eligibility for registration or licensure on a case-by-case basis; and

    • you may not be approved for registration or licensing.

     

  2. Complete the renewal application form

    Complete all sections of the renewal application form.  Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it's relevant. We may return incomplete applications.

    Tips

    • At the top of the form, choose a dental hygienist or therapist licence.

    • Dental hygienists who wish to apply for a special endorsement for anesthesia should complete the relevant section.

  3. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application.

    Special endorsement documentation

    • This requirement is for dental hygienists who are applying for a special endorsement.

    • You must provide a notarized copy of your certification in administration of anesthetic solutions by infiltration, mandibular block, or both methods.

  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Dental hygienist

    Annual licence fee: $50.

    Dental therapist

    Annual licence fee: $50.

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;

    • credit card;

    • cash; or

    • debit.

    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information form.

    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to the Government of Yukon.

    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.

    • If you submit your application in person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card info on your payment information form.

    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card information on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card info.

    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.

    • Complete the payment information form.

    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.

    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick it up.

  5. Submit your complete renewal application package

    Prepare your renewal application package

    Your complete application package must include:

    • your completed application form;

    • all supporting documents; and

    • your payment form.

    We typically process applications within 30 business days. We'll confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you’ve not provided all the required documentation.

    How to submit

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    • Email: dental.plra@gov.yk.ca

    • Fax: 867-667-3609

    • Mail: Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6


Contact 

For questions about the dental hygienist or therapist renewal application process, email dental.plra@gov.yk.ca, or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.