Licensure

The Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC) became a reality on July 1, 2009.

On January 1, 2019, The Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC) has officially became

The Dental Hygiene Board of California (DHBC)

The DHBC is the first of its kind in the United States enabling dental hygienists in California to be completely self-regulated.  The DHBC will consist of nine-members appointed by the Governor; four public members, one practicing dentist, and four dental hygienists.

For licensure information for the state of California, click here. To verify that a hygienist is licensed, you can search by name and city here.

The responsibilities of DHBC include issuing, reviewing, and revoking licenses as well as developing and administering examinations. Additional functions include adopting regulations, determining fees and continuing education requirements for all hygiene licensure categories. In the near future, the DHBC will establish a Diversion Program for licensees whose competency may be impaired due to drug or alcohol abuse and will establish a Diversion Evaluation Committee.

Dental Hygiene Board of California

2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1050
Sacramento, CA 95815
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Email: dhbcinfo@dca.ca.gov
Phone: 916-263-1978
Fax: 916-263-2688