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