Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Purpose of a Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Criminal background checks are performed on all dentist and dental hygienist applicants for licensure in Texas.  A criminal background check must be completed through the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) based on the set of fingerprints you provide Morpho Trust (IdentoGO).  

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) cannot accept fingerprint cards or criminal background check results mailed to you.  The TSBDE cannot accept results that were completed by another facility, even if the previous check was through the DPS and the FBI.  

Cost for Services and Fingerprint Cards

Background Check Fee.  Morpho Trust (IdentoGO) charges a fee for the background check.  Refer to the FAST Pass Application for the current fee.

Fingerprint Cards.  You will need to obtain a complete, legible set of fingerprints on a fingerprint card obtained from a local law enforcement agency, embassy, or IdentoGo Service Center.  Each organization may charge a fee for fingerprint cards and/or services.  You may request fingerprint cards from the TSBDE via e-mail at  Include your full name and mailing address in your request.

Contact Information

MorphoTrust (IdentoGO)
Phone Number:  1-888-467-2080

Fingerprinting Process

Applicants complete the Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST) program based on where they currently live.  Applicants must mail a copy of their receipt, issued by Morpho Trust (IdentoGO), to the TSBDE with their application for licensure.

Texas Residents Use:  

FAST Pass Applicants Residing in Texas Form

Non-Texas Residents Use:    

FAST Pass Applicants Residing Outside Texas Form