Northeast Regional Examination Board (NERB)
NERB facilitates the licensure process for candidates and eliminates the need for repetition of state board clinical examinations. NERB is a nonprofit, independent corporation that develops, administers, scores and reports the results of its examinations in dentistry and dental hygiene. 

State Board of Dentistry (SBOD)
SBOD issues, suspends and revokes licenses and certificates of dentists, dental hygienists and expanded function dental assistants (EFDAs). SBOD develops standards of professional conduct and supervises dentists, dental hygienists and EFDAs to insure that they are complying with licensure and certification requirements and investigates complaints made against these individuals.