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  • Applications for a general dental practice license are done online.

Apply Online

  1. A registered dental practitioner can apply for a General Dental Practice License online by visiting the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council’s Online Services Portal through the following link: KMPDC Online Services Portal
  2. Upon entering your accounts’ homepage, click on the “Create Account” Option to register for an account on the KMPDC online portal. This will direct you to the next page where you are to start your registration process.
  3. Under the “Register for Online Services” menu input the required information.
    • Select “DENTISTRY” under the “SELECT CADRE” option.
    • Input your “Dental Practitioners Registration Number”
    • Input you ID/PASSPORT Number
    • Input your email address
  4. Upon entering the required information for registration click on the “Register for Online Services” Tab.
    • This will cause a confirmation email address to be sent to your email address.
  5. Log into your email address and confirm your registration by clicking on the “Complete Registration” button in the email which has been sent to you.
  6. Please edit your profile by adding your Personal and Professional details, Uploading your Photograph and Changing/Setting your password.
  7. Upon updating your profile, click on the “Annual Practice License” tab in the menu on the left pane , to enter into the next page.
  8. On the Annual practice License page click on the “Click here to make Application for Annual Practice License for 20xx” button to enter the next page where you are required to provide information for your licensing application.
  9. Please provide required information for licensing. These include:-
    • Email
    • Mobile
    • Practice type (Clinical / Non-Clinical)
    • Type of license (Make sure you select General Practice)
    • Employer Details (National Government , County Government, Private Sector(Health institutions), Training institutions ,Non-governmental organization, Faith based organization, independent Practice, Others)
    • Select county
    • Workstation /Facility
  10. Confirm that all the information you have given is correct and click on the “Save & Continue” button.
    • This will cause an invoice for payment of the application fees to be generated.
  11. On the MPDC Invoice page “Click to Pay Now” button to pay for the Annual General Dental Practice Licence.
    • Proceed to make the payment using the instructions given online. The Payment instructions will be generated and displayed automatically in the portal.More information about the Replacement fees to be paid is given in the “Fee” section of this page.
  12. Upon making the application payment, a payment receipt and the Annual General Dental Practice Licence will be generated online.
    • Note: Wait for approximately 10 minutes then refresh the invoice page. After refreshing the page, you should find receipt and license ready to be printed.
  13. Click on the “Download Receipt “ Button and the “Download License” button to download the payment receipt and Annual General Dental Practice Licence respectively.
    • Print the receipt and license and keep them for reference.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Dental Practitioner Registration Certificate
  • Copy of ID/Passport
  • Colored passport size photo
  • The prescribed fee

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council - Head Office
Woodlands Rd, Hurlingham,
P.O. Box 44893 - 00100,
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +254-727666444 | +254-111052222
Website: Link


  • A registered dental practitioner in Kenya is eligible to make an application for a General Dental Practice license.


  • Registration Fee Kshs.10,000


  • The license validity is one year.

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time is immediate

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Required Information[edit]

  • Email
  • Mobile
  • Practice type (Clinical / Non-Clinical)
  • Type of license
  • Employer Details
  • county
  • Workstation /Facility

Need for the Document[edit]

  • A general dental practitioner needs a practice license in order to practice dentistry in Kenya. It is an offence to practice dentistry in Kenya without being licensed with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Doctors and dentists aspiring to practice in Kenya must comply with the statutory requirements for registration and licensing. Failure to obtain the necessary documentations constitutes an offence under section 22 of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act. Detailed information on documentation can be accessed via the Board’s website and from the Board’s offices.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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