Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Board of California (DHBC)

ABOUT DHBC

The responsibilities of DHBC include issuing, reviewing, and enforcing dental hygiene licenses as well as developing the Law and Ethics examinations. Additional functions include promulgating regulations, establishing and maintaining fees, oversight and approval of dental hygiene educational programs, and continuing education requirements for all dental hygiene licensure categories.

OUR MISSION

The DHBC’s primary mission is to protect the public and meet the oral hygiene needs of all Californians.

Alerts:

End of the COVID-19 State of Emergency
On October 17, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the State of Emergency, and associated Executive Orders N-39-20 and N-75-20, will end on February 28, 2023. Upon the State of Emergency ending, active waivers that were issued under the authority of the State of Emergency and Executive Orders will also expire. Please check the board’s website for any future updates.

Read the Governor’s press release for more detailed information about the end of the COVID-19 State of Emergency at the link below.
LINK:  https://www.dca.ca.gov/covid19/end_emergency.shtml


Attention: Reporting Dental Relationships Between Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice and Licensed Dentists – Effective July 1, 2022

Attention: Certification of Out-of-State Dental Hygiene Education in Soft Tissue Curettage, Local Anesthesia, And Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Analgesia - Effective July 1, 2022

RDHAP Information for STC and LA Administration

Information Regarding the Dental Hygiene Clinical Examinations

Attention: Newly Approved Fee Increases for Licenses Effective July 1, 2022

Expedited Licensure for Refugees, Asylees, and Holders of Special Immigrant Visas


The Dental Hygiene Board of CA would like to notify you that the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Health and Human Services have credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers. The Dental Hygiene Board of CA is sharing this information to provide warning to healthcare providers to ensure that they take timely and reasonable precautions to protect their networks from these threats.  Please see additional information at the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency website: https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-302a.


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released a memo containing guidelines for resuming deferred and preventative dental care in California.

Guidance Relating to Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Have Questions About the Coronavirus? Click Here.

Executive Order N-39-20 DCA Waiver Information


Attention: Are you interested in becoming a Dental Hygiene Board member? Click on the Consumers tab, then under Information for Consumers, click on the link for the Board Member Resources and review the information on becoming a DHBC board member. Or contact us and we’ll tell you how. Thank you.


Fraud Alert – July 8, 2021

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Contact

  • dhbcinfo@dca.ca.gov
    Phone: (916) 263-1978
    Fax: (916) 263-2688
    Address:
    2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1350
    Sacramento, CA 95815