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General Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Email [email protected] and provide your name and the course you enrolled in, and your email address (if the email address was entered into your application incorrectly, we won’t get a bounce notification).  Please be patient.  This has to be done manually and may take a couple of days for us to get back to you.

Meanwhile, here is a helpful link on how to whitelist an email address to help prevent it from going to spam/junk mail or being blocked completely.  The addresses you will want to add are [email protected][email protected][email protected], and [email protected], [email protected].

The Board of Dentistry no longer uses these forms. INSTEAD, you pay this $10 fee to the ODF. Starting with our 2024 course enrollments, this fee is included in your enrollment.

For Coronal Polishing, Sealants, or Nitrous, you pay the fee at the course and the ODF submits the payment to the Board of Dentistry when we send them your results.

For Radiation Safety, you can access the instructions in the “Post Exam Instructions” under the “Other Resources” tab when you are logged into the Radiation Safety course.

If you took Coronal Polishing, Sealants, Nitrous, or Local Anesthesia BEFORE July 1, 2023, or paid for your Radiation Safety course BEFORE January 1, 2024, email [email protected], tell us why you are contacting us and provide your name and the course you enrolled in, and your DA Permit Number and we will send you the link.  Please be advised that it can take up to 6 weeks for your new permit to be mailed to you by the Board of Dentistry.

The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry requires applicants hold an Oklahoma Dental Assisting Permit to enroll. (This does not apply to hygienists taking Local Anesthesia).

You will need to contact the Board of Dentistry.  The ODF only offers the courses.  The Board of Dentistry is the State Agency that issues permits, certifications, and licenses.

Yes, you can by filling out our wait list form.  There is no way to know if a spot will open up in your first choice course.  If one does, we will contact you.  If you have not heard from us by 5 p.m. Friday, one week before the course, then a spot will not be opening up for you.

PLEASE do not call and ask where you are on the wait list. 

Applicants will receive an email confirming their application has been received, and then a second email once the application has been processed and paid for.  Two (2) weeks before the course (three weeks for Local Anesthesia) the applicant will be sent a course packet and a text message notifying them the packet has been sent (if a cell number was provided) which will be your final notice.  These packets are sent by email for Radiation Safety, Coronal Polishing, Sealants, and Nitrous.  Local Anesthesia packets are sent by mail because they contain a book.

It is recommended you put your course date on your calendar to remind you that you have a course coming up.  If you don’t receive your packet two weeks before, please check your junk/spam folder first and if it isn’t there, email [email protected] so we can resend it.

Radiation Safety, Coronal Polishing, Sealant, and Nitrous packets are sent by email.  Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list to help prevent them from going to your spam/junk mail.

Local Anesthesia information will be sent by email with a tracking number for your book.

Yes, but transfer fees and/or late fees may apply if a spot becomes available. To be added to a wait list, please fill out the wait list form.

Yes, as long as it is not the week of the course but transfer fees will apply. See Refund/Transfer Policy & Fees for details.

When the Oklahoma Dental Foundation, the Oklahoma Dental Association, or the Board of Dentistry use the term “dental professional” that is anyone who works in a dental profession (dental assistant, dental hygienist, dentist, front office staff, etc.)  If you have received something that is addressed to the “dental professional” or is asking for the dental professional’s name, that is the applicant.

You will need to contact the Board of Dentistry for an answer to that question. The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry is the state agency who has authority to issue permits and licenses.

Most likely yes, but you will need to contact the Board of Dentistry for a more definite answer.

As of 9-11-23, the state rules state, “students must submit an application within 2 years after the date of completion of the course or the course will have to be repeated” (195:15-1-4 (g)) However it’s always a good idea to contact the Board of Dentistry for clarification.

Course packets are emailed to the address on your application so you can update your information when you check-in at the course.  The only exception is Local Anesthesia which requires a book. If you are enrolled in that course, please email [email protected] the following information:

  • Applicant Name
  • Course Name
  • Course Date
  • New Address (include City, State, Zip)
  • Daytime Contact Number

In, Oklahoma City the closest options that we would recommend are either the Embassy Suites Downtown/Medical Center or hotels in the Bricktown area of Oklahoma City.  There are a couple of moderately priced (mid $100’s) options within two miles of the College of Dentistry.  If you are looking for more cost-effective options, there are a lot of nationally known options within five miles that generally run less than Bricktown Hotels.  Most of the nationally known chains (Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, etc.) will allow you to search near an address.  The College of Dentistry’s address is 1201 N. Stonewall Ave, Oklahoma City, 73117.