Information for the License:

Dental License

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  Department of Consumer Affairs
Board or Council Name:  Dental Board of California
Division Name: Administration Unit
Telephone:  (916) 263-2300
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

California dentists.

Fees: Application: $100
Fingerprint processing: $49
License: $525 effective 1/1/15

Experience Requirement: Education: must be graduated from a Board-approved or CODA accredited Dental School.  

Average Time to Process Application: 2-3 weeks.

Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year).

Comments: WREB clinical examination and completion of a General Practice Residency or Advanced Education in General Dentistry program accredited by CODA recognized for licensure.

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Sections 1628-1628.5, 1632, 1634.1.
California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Chapter 1, Article 6, Section 1021, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 1028.