Kentucky Dentists Can Now Renew Licenses Online
The Kentucky Board of Dentistry recently launched a new service that allows dentists to renew their licenses online. The service can be accessed through the state’s official Web portal at www.kentucky.gov or directly at www.dentistry.ky.gov.
“This new service is provided as a convenience to our licensees, said Gary Munsie, executive director of the Kentucky Board of Dentistry. “A dentist can simply login to the service and within a few short minutes know with certainty that their license renewal has been successfully processed.”
The dentist license renewal period is now underway and runs through December 31. The online license renewal program is the fastest and easiest way for dentists to complete their renewal and since the service launched in late October, 22% of dentists that have completed their renewal did so online. Dental hygienists will also have the opportunity to use this service for their next renewal cycle in 2006.
In order to complete a renewal, the licensee is asked to verify and update their unique licensure information, answer a few questions, and pay the renewal fee in easy-to-follow steps. Credit cards and ACH debits are acceptable methods of payment. Once the renewal application has been accepted, the Board will mail a new certificate.
“This service allows busy dentists to renew their licenses any time day or night,” said Munsie. “So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.”
The license renewal program was built by the Board in partnership with Kentucky.gov.
Kentucky.gov is the official web site of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (www.kentucky.gov) and a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive, a company that helps Kentucky government entities Web-enable their information services. Kentucky.gov was built and is marketed, operated, and maintained by Kentucky Interactive, a Frankfort-based subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).
NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 2,000 state and local agencies that serve more than 55 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at www.nicusa.com.